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Board of Regents Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Lamar University President Ken Evans (5/28/19)

(SAN MARCOS) – The Texas State University System Board of Regents has unanimously approved a resolution supporting Lamar University President Ken Evans, Ph.D., in response to criticism from a small but vocal group of LU faculty. The vote of support for Dr. Evans occurred at the board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State University last Friday.

The board-approved resolution reads: “The Board of Regents hereby expresses its full confidence that President Ken Evans possesses the ability, intellect and experience necessary to lead Lamar University into the future.”

Board of Regents Chairman Bill Scott, a Lamar University distinguished alumnus, said the faculty members’ criticism is unfounded. “I wholeheartedly support this resolution. In this age of fake news, we must remember that what we see on the Internet is not necessarily true,” said Chairman Scott.

Most of the issues raised by Faculty Senate relate to financial decisions made in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. TSUS administrators and third-party auditors had previously reviewed these decisions and found they were prudent and necessary in light of the hurricane’s impact on university operations.