51st Chancellor's Council Annual Meeting and Symposium


Reimagining the Path to Student Success

The path to – and through – college often looks very different for today's students. Driven by data and a deep commitment to serve all students, UT institutions are on a mission to pave the path to success in college and beyond.


Schedule at a Glance

Friday, April 27, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Check In
2:00 p.m. – Pre-Symposium Discovery Sessions
3:30 p.m. – Meeting and Symposium
5:30 p.m. – Reception

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For more information or assistance with registration, email rsvp@utsystem.edu or call 512-499-4277.



Parking will be available in the Trinity Parking Garage and Lots 108 and 118, located near the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center. Shuttles will be provided to off-site venues. Click here for parking map.


Discovery Sessions

2:00 p.m., Please come early and join us for pre-symposium education opportunities.

You may choose to attend one of the following sessions. Shuttle buses will depart the Erwin Center at 1:30 p.m. to take you to your session.

Matters of the Heart

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in Texas and in the U.S., claiming more lives nationally than all forms of cancer combined. Long considered a disease that most affects older men, heart disease is actually the No. 1 cause of death among women as well, but with different warning signs that often go unrecognized until it’s too late. And heart disease affects all ages –about every three days, a young athlete in the U.S. collapses and dies because of an undetected heart problem, prompting calls for more effective screening methods. But there is hope. Learn from renowned UT cardiologists about the new tests, therapies and research underway to help detect and treat heart disease, and steps you can take to help keep you and your family heart-healthy. 



Waging War on the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid abuse epidemic was recently declared a national public health emergency. More than 300,000 Americans have died of an opioid overdose since 2000 – and it’s getting worse. Case in point: the number of opioid-related deaths quadrupled between 2000 and 2016. In Texas, opioid abuse has resulted in nearly $2 billion in health care costs — the second highest in the nation – and four of the top 25 cities in the U.S. with the worst rates of opioid abuse are in the Lone Star State. Dependence on these powerful pain medications impacts Texans of all ages and income levels, devastating families and communities. Hear from University of Texas experts in pharmacology, medicine, science and social work who are waging war on the opioid epidemic with new prevention and treatment options. 


Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

The Blanton Museum of Art has a new addition to its permanent collection – a free-standing building that is literally a work of art. The only building designed by Ellsworth Kelly, one of the nation’s most influential post-war artists and sculptors, “Austin” has been called Kelly’s “grandest exploration of pure color and form.” The 2,715 square-foot building has vaulted ceilings, vibrant colored glass windows, a totemic wood sculpture and 14 black-and-white marble panels. Although Kelly died soon after construction began in 2015, his masterpiece achieves his vision as a site for joy and contemplation. Visit “Austin” to see what is sure to be the artist’s most lasting legacy and the cornerstone of the Blanton’s permanent collection. 



The Annual Meeting and Symposium

3:30 p.m., Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center

State of the System and Program

The program will commence with a State of the System address by Chancellor William H. McRaven.

Then join us as we delve into student success – a topic that is critically important to the well-being of our students and our state, featuring experts from UT institutions.

William H. McRaven
Chancellor, UT System


Chancellor's Council Reception

5:30 p.m., Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center