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TribBlog: A Note from the Runner-up

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, sent a congratulatory note to Brian McCall, the challencellor-apparent of the Texas State University System. Wentworth was also in the running for the job.

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Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, sent this congratulatory note to Brian McCall, the challencellor-apparent of the Texas State University System. Wentworth was also in the running for the job. The system's board of regents named McCall the sole finalist for the job on Friday and plan a public announcement on Monday. The post was opened by the retirement of Charles Matthews, a former Garland mayor and Texas Railroad Commissioner.

March 28, 2010

Hon. Brian McCall
State Representative
2301 West Plano Parkway, Suite 108
Plano, Texas 75075

Dear Brian:

Congratulations on being selected the sole finalist for Chancellor of the Texas State University System.

Just between you and me, coming in second out of 38 applicants, as I’ve been told I did, is not fun — but I wish you and the system well nonetheless.

As a former regent of the system myself, and as a state senator who has had the privilege of representing two of the system’s institutions for a combined 15 years in the Texas Senate (including the largest of the eight components which I continue to represent), I know firsthand what a gem the people of Texas have in our unique system.

With your leadership, I’m hopeful that both the Legislature and the people of Texas will more adequately appreciate what a treasure they have as we work together to improve higher education for all Texans.

Sincerely,

Jeff Wentworth

 xc: TSUS Board of Regents

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