From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2014
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Van de Putte Statement on Cigarroa Resignation

(Austin) — Today, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte made the following statement regarding Dr. Francisco Cigarroa's resignation from his position as University of Texas System Chancellor:

Today, I join the rest of the University of Texas System community in thanking Francisco Cigarroa for his tenure as System Chancellor. In a time of tremendous change and growth, Francisco has been a steady hand and a calming influence. As one of his fellow San Antonians, I have mixed emotions about Francisco's resignation — the state of Texas' loss is definitely San Antonio's gain. He has left an indelible mark of leadership on this state and our nation, and his impact will be felt for generations to come. San Antonio welcomes him once again back to the passion he has always loved, saving children's lives.