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- UT System

As you know, Monday is the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the true heroes of American history.  Dr. King’s life was, in many ways, uniquely American.  But the impact of his message – and more importantly, his actions – transcends national boundaries, which is why his birthday is observed in countries around the world.

Dr. King knowingly put his life on the line, enduring harassment, threats, beatings, imprisonment, bombings – and ultimately paying the highest price – trying to bring our country closer to… Continue reading →


Thank you, Chairman Archer, for being part of this important ceremony – and more so for conceiving of and creating this program and supporting it for so many years.

I know this is a proud day for you, and the future accomplishments of today’s graduates add to your rich legacy of service to Texas, and the nation.

It’s also a proud day for Katie and Team Archer, all of whom are so committed to this outstanding program and so key to its success.  To them, I say thank you, and I know days like today are so affirming to all of… Continue reading →

- Cyber Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Thank you, Howard (Grimes, CyManII CEO).  And congratulations to you, President Eighmy, and all of your colleagues at UT San Antonio.

CyManII has my enthusiastic support, and that of UT System Board of Regents.  Thank you all for being a part of it.

Thanks in particular to our outstanding national laboratories who got behind this effort early, and were a magnet for many of the partners that followed.  And, I want to add my thanks to the Texas congressional delegation, and all the public officials who endorsed… Continue reading →

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