Regents Strip Spending Authority of Texas Southern University President

Priscilla Slade, president of Texas Southern University, was stripped of her authority to spend university funds by the institution's board of regents. An outside law firm was hired by the regents to investigate charges that President Slade misused tens of thousands of dollars in university funds to refurnish her home.

After the controversy came to light, Slade also returned $138,000 in funds to the university for landscaping work that was done at her home. She had used a firm that routinely does landscaping work for the university. Slade contends that the firm mistakenly billed the university and the university paid the bill.

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