Sources: UT President Bill Powers told to resign

Sources: UT President Bill Powers told to resign

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AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 9: Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas at Austin, welcomes guests to the discussion panel, LBJ and MLK:Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream, on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The summit is marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act legislation, with U.S. President Barack Obama making the keynote speech on April 10. (Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

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KVUE News Austin

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM

AUSTIN -- According to WFAA sister station KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman, University of Texas President Bill Powers has been told he must resign or be fired next week.

Sources tell the Statesman UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa asked Powers to step down ahead of the July 10 Board of Regents meeting.

Powers has refused to resign, but said he is willing to discuss a timetable for leaving office.

UT officials tell KVUE they cannot comment on any private conversations between Cigarroa and Powers.

Powers has led the university since February 2006.

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