GOVERNOR ABBOTT DIRECTS UNIVERSITY BOARDS TO INVESTIGATE ADMISSION POLICIES

Governor Greg Abbott this week sent a letter to all Texas public University Boards of Regents following the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into the widespread college admissions bribery scheme. In his letter, the Governor directs the Boards to examine and investigate its admissions policies and procedures to ensure that no university employee engages in fraudulent schemes.

In his letter the governor said, “The Legislature has assigned important responsibilities to the governing boards of Texas’ institutions of higher education, including setting campus admissions standards.” He wrote, “Every board must therefore closely examine and investigate its admissions policies and procedures to ensure that no university employee engages in fraudulent schemes, quid pro quo arrangements, or improprieties of any sort. Those students, their parents and taxpayers must have confidence that the system is not rigged.”