Seliger Files Bill to Curb Regent "Micromanagement"

Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, filed a bill on Monday aimed at improving transparency for university system regents and curbing what he called "micromanagement."

Senate Bill 15 would require all regents to be confirmed by the Senate before voting on matters relating to the budget and personnel of the system or any institution. Before being able to vote on any matters, regents would be required to complete ethics training. The legislation also adds into statute a provision noting that any duty not specifically designated to the system or the regents is reserved for individual institutions.

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