The savvy ex-lawmaker has expanded the Texas A&M University System and mollified state leaders. Some faculty, alumni and students say that accommodation has come at a cost.
Readers sometimes ask us if the outcomes in governing are predetermined and whether civic engagement makes a difference. There are plenty of examples of Texans influencing lawmakers’ decisions.
Faculty members say Banks could have been more communicative and transparent about a variety of organizational changes she put in motion during her first year as president.
Many Texas public universities have committed to accepting students who do not submit SAT or ACT standardized test scores, signaling that test-optional policies could be here to stay.
That includes $40 million to the University of Texas at San Antonio, which the university plans to use to boost student enrollment, retention and graduation rates at the Hispanic-serving institution.
SAN ANTONIO – After an impressive four-year career with the Wagner Thunderbirds, senior Journee Phillips officially signed his letter of intent to play in Laredo next season for Texas A&M International University.