UT appoints search committee to find Mack Brown's successor


by Matt Mitchell / KVUE Sports

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Posted on December 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 6:08 PM

AUSTIN -- University of Texas Men’s Athletics Director Steve Patterson has appointed an eight-member advisory committee and retained an executive recruiting firm to assist in the search and hiring of the school’s new head football coach.

The committee members are:
•    Steve Hicks, vice chair of the Board of Regents, one of the board’s athletics liaisons, and owner and executive chairman of Capstar Partners LLC, a private investment firm.
•    Robert Stillwell, member of the Board of Regents, one of the board’s athletics liaisons, retired partner at Baker Botts LLP and an original director of Mesa Petroleum Co.
•    Michael Clement, accounting professor, McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, and faculty representative to the Men’s and Women’s Athletics Councils.
•    Ricardo Hinojosa, United States federal judge for the Southern District of Texas, former member of the university’s Commission of 125.
•    Charles Matthews, former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil, current president of the Texas Exes.
•    Robert Rowling, former member of the Board of Regents and owner and chairman of TRT Holdings Inc.
•    Charles Tate, chairman of Capital Royalty, former member of the executive committee of the university’s Commission of 125.
•    Pamela Willeford, former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and former chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Patterson also has hired Jed Hughes of Korn/Ferry International, an executive recruiting firm, to help with the search.