2015-2016 Chancellor's Council Chair
Larry West, with his wife, Sarah.

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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.

New CCEC Members

If you are interested in serving on the CCEC or would like to nominate someone you know, please follow this link to complete and submit an application that will then be submitted to the CCEC Nominations Committee.

For more information, please contact us (512) 499-4740 or by email at chancellorscouncil@utsystem.edu. To contact a member of our staff directly, please visit our Contact Information page.

Coming Soon!

   
 

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

Across The University of Texas System, our 14 institutions are leading the way in addressing the most significant challenges of our generation.

We invite you to join Chancellor William H. McRaven to learn about the Quantum Leaps UT institutions are making by:

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

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

Chancellor's Council Executive Committee Fall Business Meeting
September 16-17, 2016, San Francisco Bay Area

We are making plans for the 2016 Fall CCEC Business Meeting, which will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specific events and times are still being been finalized and we are orchestrating a variety of great tour options on the morning of Friday, September 16th for those who arrive early. The CCEC new member orientation, business meeting and reception will be held on Friday afternoon and early evening. Online registration for the Executive Committee Business Meeting and other activities will open in Spring 2016 and will be communicated via e-mail.

On Saturday, September 17th, we will travel to Cal Berkeley to cheer on the Texas Longhorns as they take on the California Golden Bears. We will provide transportation to and from the game.

 Looking Back

   

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.

A recap of the day's events will be available soon. Visit the Annual Meeting website for details.

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