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