A New Chancellor at The University of Texas

<A href=”https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/04/22/u-texas-systems-new-chief-gets-work“>Doug Lederman</a>: <blockquote><i>Not that he thinks he’ll be tested, mind you: the University of Texas System’s new chancellordoesn’t expect to face the same pressures his predecessor faced from some regents to dump the president of its flagship campus, among other things. 

But as he takes the reins of the university after several years of turmoil in governance, McRaven is persuasive when he says nonchalantly, “I’m not somebody who is easily pressured when it comes to making decisions.”

He’s persuasive in part because of his background — 37 years in the military, the final 10 or so in special operations, where, among other things, he designed and executed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. And, in part, because he speaks with a mix of confidence and self-awareness about what he knows and still needs to learn just three months into his new role.</i></blockquote>