changes for TSU president

TSU president loses her spending authority
Priscilla Slade’s accountability is said to be at issue in part because of a big furniture bill

— reported by the Houston Chronicle

Texas Southern University’s regents stripped President Priscilla Slade of her authority to spend money and hired an outside law firm to investigate her management of school finances Friday.

The board of regents also placed another senior administrator, Quintin Wiggins, who oversees the university’s business operations, on paid leave, pending the outcome of an audit by the Bracewell and Giuliani law firm.

The nine-member board, which includes lawyers, corporate executives and religious and financial leaders, made the decisions after meeting for more then five hours behind closed doors. The regents are debating whether thousands of university dollars Slade, 54, spent to furnish her new home were reasonable costs.

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