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Remembering Shirley Bird Perry

Photo by Liang Shi for KUT News

The University of Texas at Austin community is mourning the loss of senior vice president Shirley Bird Perry- who passed away Wednesday of cancer. She was 74.

After graduating from UT in the 1950s, Shirley Bird Perry started her career as program director of the Texas Union student center. She also served over a decade as a vice chancellor with the UT System.

UT Austin President Bill Powers spoke with KUT’s Crystal Chavez about Mrs. Perry’s deep passion for UT. You can hear that interview here: