Burgdorf: UT Regents' "Clear Intent" Was to Oust Powers

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Barry Burgdorf, the former vice chancellor and general counsel for the University of Texas System, told members of the House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on Wednesday that some system regents' "clear intent" was to "get rid of" Bill Powers, the president of the University of Texas at Austin.

The legislative committee is investigating whether articles of impeachment should be filed against UT Regent Wallace Hall, of Dallas, who has served the board since 2011. Lawmakers have expressed concern that he has misused his power and have alleged that he is on a "witch hunt" targeting Powers.

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