"This is the first new university in the U.S. in the 21st century," Foster said. "For us to be not only creating a new university, but one with a medical school, is a huge challenge ... We think we've found the right guy."
Finalist named to lead new university in Texas →
Foster has urged Hall to resign amid legislative and criminal investigations into Hall's actions probing the University of Texas in an effort to force UT President Bill Powers out.
Texas Regent Hall defies call for him to resign →