The University of Texas has supplied more than 40 boxes of records to a member of its governing board who demanded to see all of the materials released in response to public information requests for a nearly two-year period, the American-Statesman has learned.
It’s unclear why Wallace Hall Jr., a member of the UT System Board of Regents, sought all open records correspondence and responses for a 23-month period beginning in January 2011 and running through November 2012. The university received about 2,500 open records requests during that period.
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Wallace Hall Jr.
Currently: University of Texas System regent, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry two years ago to a term that expires February 2017; president of Wetland Partners LP, which operates the Trinity River Mitigation Bank.
Previously: Member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; various positions in the financial services industry, including securities analyst.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, UT-Austin, 1984.
Source: University of Texas System