John Whitmire

Military hero McRaven having trouble as Texas chancellor

Bill McRaven came to Texas an American military hero, charged with leading one of the country's largest public university systems at a time it needed a steady hand.

The retired Navy Admiral and former special operations leader, who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, now faces an uncertain future as chancellor of the University of Texas System. After multiple clashes with lawmakers and a new makeup of the Board of Regents he works for, McRaven's three-year contract expires at the end of the year and it's an open question as to whether he'll be back.

"I want to see the direction that the board is going," McRaven told the Texas Tribune this month. "The...

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