Texas Southern University Dismisses President Priscilla Slade

The governing board of Texas Southern University, the historically black educational institution in Houston, has voted to dismiss university president Priscilla Slade because of large amounts of unauthorized spending. Much of the spending was for improvements to her home and surrounding grounds.

Slade is entitled to a hearing before the board's decision is finalized. That hearing should occur within the next 30 days.

The Harris County district attorney is also looking into the matter to see if any criminal violation occurred.