Dallas Fed's Fisher a top candidate for Texas chancellor -report

WASHINGTON, July 14 Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:36pm EDT

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WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher is a top candidate for a chancellor role at the University of Texas, according to an online report in the Dallas Morning News on Monday.

The paper said that Fisher, and U.S. Admiral William McRaven were top contenders for the role as chancellor for the University of Texas System, citing an unidentified source.

Fisher told The Dallas Morning News in December that he was planning to retire from the Dallas Fed in April 2015. It was not immediately clear how a chancellor role at the University of Texas would impact that plan.

Dallas Fed spokesmen were not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Michael Flaherty; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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