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Univ. Of Texas Hires Korn/Ferry For AD Search, With Luck Considered Leading Candidate
Published October 11, 2013
NEW BLOOD: In Dallas, Brad Townsend writes UT President Bill Powers' plan to hire a new AD before the end of the football season "signals significant change for perhaps the highest-profile, most stable athletic program of the past 15 years." But that is "only part of what makes this a defining moment for the university." It is "clear that Longhorn sports are on the precipice of a new era, but the spectrum of possibility ranges from transition to philosophical tweaks to upheaval." Powers said, "Anytime somebody comes in new, they bring fresh ideas. I think that’s healthy for an institution." He added that he "probably will form a group of advisers, consisting of alumni and Board of Regents athletic liaisons Steve Hicks and Robert Stillwell, to assist the AD search." Though Powers has "hiring authority as university president, he stressed that it will be a collaborative process" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/11).