University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven will stay on the job in 2018 beyond the completion of his current contract.
McRaven's original 3-year contract expires this month. A system spokeswoman said Thursday that McRaven will stay on the job without a new one. The chancellor serves at the will of the Board of Regents, and McRaven's predecessors did not have contracts.
McRaven is a retired admiral and former head of U.S. special operations forces and earns about $1.9 million per year. His future at the system had been in doubt after several high-profile clashes with state lawmakers over guns on campus, tuition rates for immigrants in the country illegally, and other issues.
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As chancellor, McRaven oversees 14 campuses, 215,000 students and 90,000 employees.