Summer enrollment at Texas universities increased 16.4% from summer 2019 to summer 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a preliminary data report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
All eight UT System academic institutions have released their plans for fall 2020, according to a UT System press release sent out July 3. All academic institutions will close most in-person activities and go online after Thanksgiving break, Chancellor James Milliken said at the UT System board meeting Monday.
The UT System further developed a plan to reopen in the fall at the Board of Regents teleconference meeting Wednesday. “The question is not whether we will be open and have class in the fall, it is how it will be done," System Chancellor James Milliken said.
UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves announced Tuesday morning he will leave the Texas flagship this summer to become president of Emory University. McCombs Dean Jay Hartzell will serve as the interim president.