Guest Column: Regents Are Messing With Success at UT

The Texas Constitution mandates that the Legislature “establish, organize and provide for the maintenance, support and direction of a University of the first class … styled ‘The University of Texas’ for the promotion of literature, and the arts and sciences.” In the Texas Education Code, the Legislature placed the governance of the University of Texas System, which includes the University of Texas at Austin, in the nine member board of regents appointed by the governor. The board is charged with governing the UT System “in such a way as will achieve the maximum operating efficiency of such institution and entities.” It ...

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