Pam Willeford, a former ambassador and former chairwoman of the state’s higher education agency, has accused four University of Texas System regents of an “all-out assault” against the Austin campus in coordination with Jeff Sandefer, a major donor and adviser to Gov. Rick Perry.
In what she described as a mass email Wednesday, Willeford singled out Regents Gene Powell, Wallace Hall Jr., Alex Cranberg and Brenda Pejovich for criticism. The four “have focused their sights on UT-Austin and its leadership and have engaged in an all-out assault on the flagship,” she wrote, adding that one goal has been to micromanage the campus and oust its president, Bill Powers.
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