Former Texas state representative John Zerwas assumed his new position as executive vice chancellor for health affairs for the UT System Oct. 1. As part of his new position, he oversees and provides guidance to the system’s six health institutions. The Daily Texan sat down with Zerwas to discuss his plans for the health institutions.
The UT System will now be working with its eight academic institutions, including UT-Austin, to develop potential tuition and fee increases and ensure any increases are absolutely necessary for the institution.
When Dr. Gurur Biliciler-Denktas was planning to have her second child while working in the UT System, she didn’t opt to use the 12 weeks of unpaid family leave provided by the system. Instead, she saved her paid vacation and sick leave.
Starting in the fall of 2020, in-state undergraduate students who come from families with yearly incomes of up to $65,000 will see their tuition and fees paid for in full by a new University endowment.
The Respectful Discourse initiative promotes productive dialogue between students at UTSA by incorporating education on engagement and debate into current curricula, inviting guest speakers and training faculty in respectful discourse.