Tuesday, May 01, 2007

So, Uh, Now What Mr. Governor?

Props to those who fought (and are fighting still) the good fight on behalf of TSU. The ball is in Gov. Perry's court and I'll be real curious to see how he plays it.

TSU regents chairwoman resigns

...The embattled chairwoman of Texas Southern University's governing board resigned today before a scheduled vote by the state Senate to remove her from the post.

Belinda Griffin submitted her resignation to Gov. Rick Perry who appointed her to the board in 2003 but asked for her and other regents to step aside last month amid financial problems at the historically black university.

...Perry moved to impeach Griffin after she refused to resign immediately and defiantly scheduled a meeting of regents for Monday. She later cancelled the meeting after failing to gather a quorum, but reiterated that she would serve until the governor appointed her replacement, citing the Texas Constitution.

Griffin previously said she would not resign because Perry's plan for a lone conservator could jeopardize TSU's accreditation.

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