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Pete Gallego’s relatively short tenure as president of Sul Ross University was mired in conflict — from the campus to the Texas Capitol

The politician turned college president got stuck in a fight over which university system should manage the university. And he faced pushback from faculty and members of the Far West Texas community about his decisions and leadership style.

The Sul Ross State University campus in Alpine on Nov. 22, 2021.

“Pete Gallego is a symptom”

The challenges

A proposal to leave Texas State

Wealthy community members chime in

Fighting with the foundation

“We need to heal”

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