Ethics chair says the current facts don’t warrant investigation regarding Texas Tech

Ethics chair says the current facts don’t warrant investigation regarding Texas Tech

By Matt Dotray / A-J Media

The surprise retirement of Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan is still being analyzed with curiosity and skepticism.

Unnamed sources said members of the Texas Tech Board of Regents had an informal vote of no confidence in the chancellor during a closed session shortly before Duncan announced his retirement. A 5-4 majority wanted new leadership. Regents have not spoken about what led to this decision, which has led to a lot of speculation.

Some state officials have hinted for an investigation, which would likely be done by the House General Investigating & Ethics Committee. The committee is chaired by Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, who sent a statement to A-J Media after being asked about that possibility.

Davis said she does not believe a hearing is warranted at this time.

She said she will continue to monitor developments and welcomes any additional information.

Here’s her full statement:

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