UT Regents

Texas
3:35 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Hall is Asked to Leave Closed-Door UT Regents Meeting

A special meeting of the regents only seemed to heighten tensions between Hall and his fellow board members.
Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune

From the Texas Tribune: University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall on Wednesday was asked to leave the closed-door portion of a regents meeting in which his lawsuit against UT System Chancellor William McRaven was being discussed.

Not long after that executive session, regents reconvened and voted to urge Hall to drop his lawsuit, saying it “carries the potential to be costly and an unnecessary distraction.”

Hall left the meeting without responding, saying to reporters that he was frustrated to be left out of the closed-door session.

“I don’t think it is appropriate,” he said as he left the building.

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UT Austin
11:45 am
Fri July 25, 2014

UT System Expected to Name New Chancellor on Tuesday

The Board of Regents of the UT System is expected to name William McRaven to succeed Francisco Cigarroa as chancellor.
Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, when they are expected to name the sole finalist to be the system's next chancellor. Sources with knowledge of the search told the Tribune that Admiral William H. McRaven is likely to be chosen.

McRaven is a Navy Seal best known for coordinating the successful operation to kill Osama bin Laden. He is currently the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, which is headquartered in Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Politics
7:17 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

UT Board Chairman Calls for Regent Hall to Resign

University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall talks with colleague Gene Powell during a break at a regents' meeting on May 14, 2014.
Bob Daemmrich/Texas Tribune

Three days after a legislative committee said there were grounds to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, the chairman of UT’s board of regents called on Hall to resign.

During an open meeting of the board Thursday, Paul Foster said that Hall has created controversies that have distracted the board from its obligations.

"We spend a huge percentage of time dealing with him rather than dealing with the issues of the system," Foster said. He also directly addressed Hall, saying his resignation "would be the most beneficial action you can take at this time." 

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UT Regents
7:59 am
Wed December 18, 2013

House Committee Begins Last Round of Hearings in UT Regent Investigation

The House Transparency Committee is wrapping up its investigation whether or not to file impeachment claims against UT Regent Wallace Hall this week.
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The Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations wraps up its investigation this week that could lead to the impeachment of UT Regent Wallace Hall. 

University of Texas President William Powers Jr. and UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will testify in hearings today and Thursday. Hall is not expected to testify this week. 

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UT Regents
1:37 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

UT Regent Hall Declines Invitation to Testify

UT Regent Wallace Hall could face impeachment in an investigation of whether or not he abused his power in his investigation of UT President Bill Powers
Callie Richmond for Texas Tribune

University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall has declined an invitation to testify this week before the legislative committee that is conducting an investigation of his actions as a regent — an inquiry that could result in a recommendation that he be impeached.

The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations is scheduled to meet on Wednesday and Thursday. They have subpoenaed UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to testify. They opted not to issue a subpoena for Hall, though they hoped to hear from him.

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University of Texas
5:49 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Testimony Begins in Hearings on Possible Impeachment of UT Regent

Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, told lawmakers they have enough evidence to impeach embattled UT Regent Wallace Hall
Bob Daemmrich, Texas Tribune

Lawmakers heard preliminary testimony in an inquiry that could lead to UT Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment. 

Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, told the Texas House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations today that there's enough evidence to impeach Hall and that the regent had unfairly used his power to target UT Austin and President Bill Powers.