UT System General Counsel Barry Burgdorf resigns from post


Barry Burgdorf, UT System vice chancellor and general counsel, has resigned.

Burgdorf, who has served since 2005, could not be reached for comment, but Dan Sharphorn, associate vice chancellor and deputy general counsel, said Burgdorf is leaving to pursue other endeavors.

“He saw opportunities come along, and he has decided to explore them,” Sharphorn said.

According to system spokeswoman Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, Burgdorf told UT System chancellor Francisco Cigarroa that he is leaving to pursue a career in the private sector.

“The chancellor is proud of the work Barry has done here,” LaCoste-Caputo said. “He is sorry to see him go, and wishes him well.”

Rumors of Burgdorf’s departure appeared in late January on an online forum dedicated to UT news and discussion. According to documents obtained by The Daily Texan through the Texas Public Information Act, Paul Casey, System information security analyst, sent a link to the post, which said Burgdorf had been fired, to Lewis Watkins, chief information security officer, three days after the unattributed information was posted.