Powell: Dewhurst's Remarks "Result of Misinformation"

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's recent remarks about University of Texas System regents "surely had to be the result of misinformation and were either incorrect or inaccurate," UT board chairman Gene Powell said in a statement on Friday.

On Monday, Dewhurst criticized unnamed regents for their treatment of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers.

“I believe in reform, and I know Bill Powers believes in reform,” Dewhurst said. “That’s why I’m particularly troubled when I see UT regents go around this man. I see them trying to micromanage the system.”

Dewhurst also insinuated that regents had ...

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