2016-17 Chancellor’s Council Chair Wallace Smith with his wife, Lanette
   2016-2017 Chancellor's Council Chair
   Wallace Smith with his wife, Lanette.

 

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The Chancellor's Council Executive Committee is the core leadership group for the Chancellor. The group convenes several times annually and engages in dialogue with the Chancellor, UT System executive officers, UT presidents and faculty regarding special initiatives and issues of importance to higher education in Texas.

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Next Up!

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Winter Business Meeting
January 13-14, 2017, Dallas

Please join us for the 2017 Winter CCEC Business Meeting hosted by the UT Southwestern Medical Center and focusing on the collaborative efforts across the UT System to address one of the Chancellor’s Quantum Leaps, “Leading the Brain Health Revolution.” We’re looking forward to featuring top brain health experts and neuroscientists from multiple UT institutions as they work to accelerate discoveries and cures in diseases affecting the brain.

The Friday afternoon program will begin at noon with a light lunch on the UT Southwestern campus. The Friday evening dinner and the Saturday morning business meeting will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Additional program details and registration will be shared via email in November. However, you may wish to book your hotel accommodations now. You may book your room via phone at (214) 922-0200 or via http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/dallas. Please reference that you are with the Chancellor’s Council block.

 Looking Back

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Fall Business Meeting 
September 16-17, 2016, Sonoma, CA

Executive Committee members gathered in Sonoma for the 2016 Fall Business Meeting. CCEC members welcomed new Chancellor's Council Chair Wallace Smith and expressed appreciation for outgoing chair Larry West for his leadership. Members received an update on the Quantum Leaps from Chancellor McRaven, who emphasized that everything about the UT System is on an upward trajectory. Vice Chancellor Barry McBee provided an overview of the upcoming Texas legislative session and Vice Chancellor Safady provided a briefing on philanthropy and a lively exercise to reinforce the Quantum Leaps. The group welcomed new CCEC members whose terms began on September 1, 2016.

On Saturday, members traveled to UC Berkeley for a pre-game reception co-hosted by Chancellor McRaven and President Gregory Fenves and to cheer on the Longhorns at the football game.

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Spring Business Meeting & The 49th Chancellor's Council Annual Meeting and Symposium
May 6, 2016, Austin, TX

On Friday, members of the CCEC and Chancellor's Council joined together to discover how The University of Texas System and the 14 UT institutions are leading the way in addressing the most significant challenges of our generation.

After the business meeting, Chancellor William H. McRaven shared his Quantum Leaps vision with close to 1,000 Chancellor's Council members. Members then learned how UT institutions are making Quantum Leaps by:

  • Bridging the economic divide to enhance the American Dream;
  • Elevating higher education’s role in national security; and
  • Reimagining health care delivery and medical education.

If there's a global challenge, there's a Texas solution.

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Winter Business Meeting
January 22-23, 2016, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

At the 2016 CCEC Winter program, Executive Committee members had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet directly with many of the world-renowned scientists and oncologists who have helped establish The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as a leader in revolutionary cancer care. Committee members engaged in dialogue with leading authorities about cutting-edge therapies for:

  • breast and ovarian cancers
  • leukemia
  • lung cancer
  • melanoma
  • pancreatic cancer
  • prostate cancer

In addition to these exclusive briefings, Executive Committee members heard from James P. Allison, Ph.D., the featured guest speaker at the CCEC dinner. Dr. Allison has earned many of the most prestigious science prizes in the world for his work in identifying an antibody therapy that unleashes the immune system to combat cancer.

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Fall Business Meeting
September 4-5, 2015  Chicago, IL

Executive Committee members gathered in Chicago for the Fall 2015 Business Meeting. With a record attendance of more than 450 members and guests representing the 14 institutions, CCEC members welcomed new Chancellor's Council Chair Larry West and expressed appreciation for outgoing chair Frank Alexander for his leadership. CCEC members received briefings from Chancellor William McRaven, UT Austin President Gregory Fenves and Vice Chancellor Randa Safady. Reverend Edward “Monk” Malloy, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame, shared historical highlights about the storied culture of Notre Dame. In addition, the group greeted new CCEC members whose terms began on Friday, September 4th.

On Saturday, Committee members traveled to the University of Notre Dame for the Texas Longhorn's season opener.

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Spring Business Meeting & The 48th Chancellor's Council Annual Meeting and Symposium
May 8, 2015, Austin, TX

The day reserved for honoring the life-changing and world-alerting research and initiatives developed at UT institutions drew close to 1,000 donors, many of whom first attended the Spring Business Meeting. 

When it comes to fighting cancer, protecting the world from cyber threats or outsmarting an outbreak, UT institutions have got "the best and the brightest" on the job, Chancellor Bill McRaven stated in his State of the System address.

That's why we truly are the Universe of Texas.

Read Chancellor McRaven's blog.

Watch video highlights.

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Winter Business Meeting
January 22-23, 2015, UT Arlington

At The University of Texas at Arlington, the question “how” inspires innovative approaches to meeting challenges that will shape our future. CCEC members had an opportunity meet some of UT Arlington’s most dynamic faculty and students as they showcased their groundbreaking work. CCEC members learned how technology can transform the ways in which we treat disease and chronic pain. They considered how communities of the future should be designed and explored how "Big Data" will impact business, health care and other industries. Two internationally recognized professors described how "breakthrough moments" led to developments that transform our lives in innumerable ways, such as creating smartphones that offer real-time word suggestions when texting. And UT Arlington research teams introduced Committee members to the ways in which drones can be used to enhance their work.

Committee members then visited UT Arlington’s Smart Hospital, home to more than 40 human patient simulators that can speak and breathe and mimic various medical conditions. Other Committee members explored life beyond Earth at the UT Arlington Planetarium, and others visited with students who participate in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers, who explained how to build a race car from scratch.

2015 Winter Business Meeting Minutes

   

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Fall Business Meeting
September 26-27, 2014, Kansas City, MO

Executive Committee members traveled to Kansas City for the Fall 2014 Business Meeting. During that meeting, committee members voted on changes to the CCEC bylaws. Committee members wrapped up the weekend with a trip to Kansas University to cheer on the Texas Longhorns as they took on the Jayhawks.

2014 Fall Business Meeting Minutes

 

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Spring Business Meeting & The 47th Chancellor's Council Annual Meeting and Symposium
May 2, 2014, Austin, TX

At University of Texas institutions across the state, a Texas-sized spirit fuels intense curiosity. It's a relentless drive that spurs innovation in the way we teach, conduct research and deliver health care. At the 47th Chancellor's Council Annual Meeting & Symposium, Chancellor's Council Members and special guests learned how UT institutions are harnessing the power of innovation.

Visit the Annual Meeting website for excerpts and videos.

 

 

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Winter Business Meeting
January 24-25, 2014, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Executive Committee members gathered at UTMB and witnessed firsthand how faculty, students and employees at the oldest academic health university in the state are addressing 21st century challenges. Executive Committee members were briefed on the newest vaccine developments that provide hope for those who suffer from addiction. Members were also given an overview of polar medical operations for the United States Antarctic Program and toured one of two national Biocontainment Laboratories to learn about the latest strategies for fighting infectious disease and defending us from bioterrorism.

Winter 2014 Business Meeting Minutes

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Fall Business Meeting
September 6-8, 2013, Park City, Utah

Executive Committee members traveled to Utah for the Fall 2013 Business Meeting. During that meeting, committee members received an update on campus security, as well as a briefing from the Chancellor on Project South Texas and the 83rd Texas Legislative Session. Committee members wrapped up the weekend with a trip to Provo to cheer on the Texas Longhorns as they took on the Brigham Young Cougars.

Fall 2013 Business Meeting Minutes

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Spring Business Meeting and the 46th Annual Chancellor's Council Meeting & Symposium
May 3, 2013, Austin, TX

More than 800 Chancellor’s Council members joined Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and met four all-star alumni whose UT educations have left an indelible brand on their lives and enabled them to make a profound impact on the world.

Spring 2013 Business Meeting Minutes

2013 Winter Meeting

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Winter Business Meeting
January 24-25, 2013, Austin, TX

More than 200 attendees gathered for the 2013 Winter Meeting to hear from UT Austin professors - and their students - covering topics ranging from "Changing the Way the World Thinks about Energy" to "Ending Childhood Obesity." Those who attended the business meeting were introduced to some entrepreneurial UT students, received an update on the proposed new university in South Texas and heard the Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations, Barry McBee, discuss UT System priorities for the 2013 session of the Texas Legislature.

Winter 2013 Business Meeting Minutes