STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
The Future of Higher Education in Texas
Join us as University of Texas System Chancellor Admiral William H. McRaven discusses his thoughts on the future of public higher education in Texas, the important relationship between workforce and higher education, and the 85th Texas Legislative Session.
Since joining the University of Texas System in January 2015, Chancellor McRaven has spearheaded the ambitious vision for the UT System, including the “Quantum Leaps” strategic plan. The strategic plan addresses many of the most significant challenges of our time while elevating higher education’s role in national security, driving unprecedented levels of collaboration between higher and K-12 education, and increasing student access and success.
Prior to becoming chancellor, McRaven was the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command where he led a force of 69,000 men and women, and was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. McRaven also is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as other U.S. leaders on defense issues.