Dewhurst, Straus Renew Higher Ed Oversight Committee

The Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, originally created in 2011 amid controversy surrounding the leadership of university system regents, will be renewed this session.

House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, signed a proclamation reviving the committee last week, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has signed it on Wednesday. Dewhurst has indicated that he wants the committee to investigate the appropriate role and behavior of university system regents.

In a statement Wednesday, Dewhurst said he was "also asking members of the Senate Higher Education committee to begin conversations with the appropriate members of the House to ...

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