Retired Navy Admiral Bill McRaven had a grand vision when he took over as chancellor of the University of Texas System in 2015.
The 14 universities and medical schools that he oversaw would improve “the human condition in every town, every city, for every man, woman and child” in Texas, he said. And the system would do so by completing nine “Quantum Leaps,” the list of which he unveiled in an enthusiastic presentation to the system’s board of regents less than a year into his tenure.
The board seemed to love the ideas and responded by setting aside $60 millionto achieve those goals.
But now, less than two years after it was unveiled, the system’s governing board is questioning that vision.