UT President Gregory L. Fenves during pre-game festivities at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 12, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


President Fenves on Patterson, Perrin and Texas athletics

Posted September 21st, 2015


This morning, University of Texas president Gregory L. Fenves was interviewed by Texas Tribune‘s Evan Smith as part of the website’s conversation series. The wide-ranging interview covered subjects such as handguns on campus and admissions policies. Some of the questions revolved around the athletics department and the change its has underwent the past week with the firing of athletics director Steve Patterson after 22 months and the installation of interim athletics director Mike Perrin. Some highlights:

Fenves on what athletics does for the university:

Fenves on Texas athletics:

Fenves on Patterson leaving:

One reason for the change:

His thoughts on UT’s 45-44 loss to Cal on Saturday night:

Fenves on the relationship of donors to the university and donors to the athletics department

Fenves on his working relationship with Perrin going forward:






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