Rick O'Donnell: The Emails

With the exception of the chancellor, most hiring decisions at the University of Texas System go largely unnoticed or, at the very least, provoke little discussion, outside the innermost circles of higher education observers. That has not been the case with regents chairman Gene Powell's decision to hire higher education reformer Rick O'Donnell, who has in a matter of weeks gone from special adviser to the board of regents to special assistant for research to soon-to-be former system employee.

O'Donnell's position initially raised eyebrows with its high-priced annual salary ($200,000) at a time when budgets ...

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