Office of the President

Interim update from the 88th Legislative Session

May 30, 2023
Interim update from the 88th Legislative Session


The 88th regular Legislative Session has concluded and we want to share an interim update on Senate Bill 17 (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and Senate Bill 18 (Tenure). We currently anticipate that these bills will be signed into law before June 18th , but we may need to wait until the veto period is over before knowing their exact disposition. We will await further guidance from The University of Texas System regarding bill implementation on our existing practices and policies. 
In the meantime, please know we are working closely with UT System, have begun initial planning, and will keep you informed on progress. In this vein, we will continue collaborating with University Leadership Council as we anticipate guidance from UT System.  
We appreciate your ongoing interest in and support of the work we’re doing to advocate for our campus community. We will continue to share additional information as it becomes available and will soon provide a detailed update about all other relevant aspects of the 88th session. 

With appreciation,

Taylor Eighmy

Kimberly Andrews Espy
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Veronica Salazar
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs