University of Texas

Austin, TX 78712 (512) 471-3434: by Joseph Healy

School President

Bill Powers is the president of the University of Texas. William (Bill) Powers Jr., is the 28th president of The University of Texas at Austin. Before taking office on February 1, 2006, he served as dean of the university's School of Law, where he won recognition for recruiting a world-class faculty and attracting highly diverse and talented students. In addition to teaching at the University of Washington, Powers has held teaching appointments at the Southern Methodist University School of Law and the University of Michigan School of Law. He is the author of dozens of articles on tort law and legal philosophy and of several books. Powers was born on May 30, 1946. He is married to Kim Heilbrun, a commercial real estate attorney. He has five children.
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