on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
According to a report submitted by a 13-member committee, chaired by Steve Rohleder, chief executive of Accenture Health and Public Service, and appointed by UT Austin President Bill Powers, The University of Texas at Austin could generate as much as $490 million in savings and new revenue over a decade while enhancing its excellence in teaching and research.
The report contains three broad types of recommendations:
Commenting on the recommendations, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said, “I am happy that President Powers and the leadership at UT Austin are looking at ways to be as cost effective and efficient as possible. Productivity and efficiency are a central part of my Framework for Advancing Excellence and are issues we have been focusing on with laser focus at The University of Texas System. We appreciate the time and efforts of committee chairman Steve Rohleder and the 12 business leaders who served UT Austin to study university operations and make these recommendations. Their input is invaluable and most appreciated.”