UT president Bill Powers has been under pressure from UT regents for months, if not years, but the outcome of the debate over his future is now clear. Powers was the winner, and Rick Perry was the loser.
Powers got everything he wanted:
(1) His chosen departure date (June 6, 2015). Perry wanted Powers gone as early as the Fourth of July weekend.
(2) Powers’ term in office will outlast Perry’s. Powers will serve through the 2015 legislative session. Perry will be long gone by then, leaving him with no influence on who becomes the next president of UT-Austin.
(AP Image / Ricardo Brazziell)