The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System appointed William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, as president of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Henrich has been serving as the institution’s interim president since February and was named the sole finalist for the position last month. Previously, he served as vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Health Science Center's School of Medicine. He also holds the John P. Howe, III, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Health Policy.
Dr. Henrich succeeds Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., who was officially named chancellor of the UT System in January.
“I am delighted that Bill Henrich has been named president of the Health Science Center,” UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., said. “Bill and I have worked together for years. He is an outstanding individual who will devote himself to continuing the upward trajectory of this wonderful comprehensive academic health center that I care so deeply about. He is sensitive to the needs of South Texas and addressing health care disparities and I am confident in his leadership abilities. I look forward to working with Bill in this new capacity.”
"We are grateful to the members of the advisory committee for the outstanding job they did in reviewing a remarkable list of nominees and applicants and narrowing the field to a leader who is so outstanding in health and administration,” said Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., executive vice chancellor for health affairs.
Read the full UT System news release.