Francisco Cigarroa, M.D.

Chancellor of the University of Texas System

Francis Cigarroa has served as the 10th chancellor of The University of Texas System since February 2009. As chancellor, Dr. Cigarroa oversees one of the largest higher education systems in the nation, with nine universities and six health institutions with a collective enrollment of over 200,000 students. Prior to becoming Chancellor of the UT System, he was president of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. A strong advocate for transparency and accountability, Dr. Cigarroa has wedded those attributes to create a framework for excellence that ensures that Texas students have access to affordable, high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare them for an ever changing world. His initiatives have also embraced the vast potential of technology to increase access and enhance student learning.