Report: Three Finalists to Lead U. of Texas at Austin

February 20, 2015

Texas officials have narrowed their search to replace University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to three names, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

The paper identified the three finalists -- all men -- as Greg Fenves, the university's executive vice president and provost; Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford; and David Daniel, president of University of Texas at Dallas.

The paper also reported that Ohio State University's provost, Joseph Steinmetz, had been a finalist but decided not to go for the job.

Powers, who announced last year he is leaving this summer, was last week hit with a report that said he overruled admissions officials to admit potentially subpar students, including at least some who had moneyed ties or politically connected backers. 

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