Memo: Perry Pushed New Adviser Position at A&M Board

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

On the afternoon before the Texas A&M System Board met to select an interim president — a selection that found Gov. Rick Perry backing one candidate and Chancellor John Sharp backing another — Perry contacted regents with a proposal for a new position "on par with [the] chancellor."

For its title, the governor suggested "Executive President (Director) of the Board of Regents or President of the Office of the Executive Board of Regents (or something similar)."

The context in which the memo — which was obtained by the Tribune — was sent is telling ...

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