New chancellor for University of Texas system

Jan. 9, 2009
Francisco Cigarroa has been president of UT Health Science Center

Francisco Cigarroa, president of the University of Texas Health Science Center, has been named chancellor of the University of Texas System, the state's largest network of colleges. A transplant surgeon and Laredo native, Cigarroa will assume his duties Feb. 2. Regents had named Cigarroa as the sole finalist for the job last month, but state law requires regents to formally name chancellor candidates at least 21 days before selecting one. He succeeds Mark Yudof, who left the chancellor job in June to head up the University of California system.

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