Tribune interview: Cigarroa says Powers’ job not in jeopardy
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The Texas Tribune today posted a story saying that in an exclusive interview, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa contradicted published reports questioning the job security of UT-Austin President Bill Powers. As the author of those published reports, I wish to reiterate to readers that TEXAS MONTHLY has a highly credible source for its reporting, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. I would also point out to readers that on the very day that the Tribune published its story about the interview with Chancellor Cigarroa, the Statesman is reporting the following statement(s) by Perry: Asked about reports that he and University of Texas President William Powers are at odds over Powers’ support of a tuition increase, Perry acknowledged that “I just happen to think that David (Dewhurst) and I are on the right side of the equation. “There’s no frustration,” he said. “Bill Powers is on the wrong side of that issue.” This episode is far from over.