Powers targets raising graduation rates with announcement


President William Powers Jr. announced a new task force on graduation rates Tuesday.

Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl will chair the task force, which will include eight other faculty members. Improving graduation rates will save Texas families money and allow more students to attend the University, Powers said in an email to faculty and staff.

The goal of the task force is to raise UT’s graduation rates to those of other top schools across the nation.

“Although our graduation rates are the highest in the state, we should not be satisfied until they are among the very best,” Powers said in the email.