Report for House panel finds grounds to impeach UT Regent Wallace L. Hall Jr.

By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz - American-Statesman Staff

A University of Texas System regent’s “burdensome” requests for records, “improper” use of confidential information and other conduct constitute grounds for impeachment proceedings, according to a draft report prepared for a state House panel.

The report by Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP, a Houston-based law firm, concluded that Regent Wallace L. Hall Jr. violated state and federal laws, including those intended to protect student information, in a long-running “fishing expedition” to oust UT-Austin President Bill Powers and cast other campus administrators in a negative light.

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