Woodley approved as UTPB president

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The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved Sandra Woodley as the new president of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin today during a meeting in Austin.

Woodley will succeed David Watts. Watts has been UTPB president since 2001 and is resigning effective Aug. 31.

Regents approved Woodley as a finalist for the position in March.

“I am humbled by this chance to serve The University of Texas System once again,” Woodley said in a news release. “UTPB has a heart for students, particularly the underserved, and I am inspired by this. I will do everything I can to ensure that UTPB continues to be a place where opportunity meets excellence.”

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