Recapping the Yudof years at the U


ï 1971-1997 – faculty member, law school dean and provost, University of Texas-Austin


ï July 1997 – appointed 14th president of University


ï April 1998 – Legislature and governor back majority of Yudof’s $249 million new spending requests, including money for molecular and cellular biology institute and digital technology center


ï July 11, 1998 – Regents give Yudof a three-year contract, $50,000 pay increase


ï March 1999 – allegations of academic cheating in men’s basketball


ï June 1999 – men’s basketball coach Clem Haskins receives a $1.5 million contract buyout amid academic scandal


ï October 1999 – Yudof kicks off capital campaign to raise $1.3 billion by 2003; raises $1 billion by January 2001 and $1.29 billion by February 2002


ï April 14, 2000 – Yudof turns down chance to be a candidate for Texas chancellor job


ï July 2000 – Yudof receives 3 percent salary increase, lifting his annual pay to $335,000


ï February 2001 – Gov. Jesse Ventura proposes only a 4.8 percent University increase, lower than the 18 percent Yudof proposed.


ï April 11, 2002 – Yudof announces the merger of men’s and women’s athletics departments. Also recommends dropping men’s and women’s golf and men’s gymnastics to fight a projected $21 million athletics deficit over the next five years.


ï May 2002 – Texas supporters recruit Yudof for chancellor’s job


ï May 31, 2002 – Texas regents announce Yudof as sole finalist; Yudof agrees to take the job

– The Associated Press