Hey Texplainer: Who has the authority to remove a sitting university president — and what's the process for doing it?
A Texas Monthly blog post last week cited an unnamed source saying that University of Texas Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell had asked Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa to recommend the firing of President Bill Powers. Both Powell and Cigarroa have denied the conversation ever happened — but the story has raised questions about who, exactly, is authorized to terminate a university president.
Here's how the termination process works, according to the rules that govern the board:
The vice chancellor — to ...