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Texas A&M System Board of Regents to discuss budgets, top-level jobs

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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:04 am, Wed Aug 7, 2013.

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents is set to approve upcoming budgets, begin the process of selecting a new president for its flagship institution and create a new executive vice chancellor position.

The regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday to discuss and vote on the topics. The regents will consider creation of a right-hand man of sorts for System Chancellor John Sharp, an executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer. The system's six vice chancellors would report to the new position, which would be directly accountable to the chancellor.

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  • hylirius posted at 11:19 am on Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

    hylirius Posts: 18

    This season, requests on the job market for contractors has reached its peak, it is something completely normal to happen, this time of the year. There are people even trying to find the right employees via a construction staffing agency, even if they are temporary or permanent.

  • MM11 posted at 4:29 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    MM11 Posts: 5

    Anything the Governor wants him to do....Like I said this would not fly at TU...The Regents and staff there have the guts to stand up against this guy. The TAMU Regents will let him do what ever he wants...they roll over like a whipped animal.

  • Aggeeme posted at 3:40 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    Aggeeme Posts: 5

    So he is going to "outsource" (fire people) and "streamline" (fire people) other components and "centralize" (fire people) system offices but he has to hire a "right hand man"???? Wow. I totally get it.

  • MM11 posted at 3:20 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    MM11 Posts: 5

    I wished I could be paid $704,000 and be worthless. Must be nice to get someone in to do his job...and keep his pay. He'll run to Colorado more often when something is about to hit the news.since he'll have another fall guy in place. I just don't remember any of these problems when Dr. McKinney was in charge

  • aggierose posted at 2:39 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    aggierose Posts: 21

    OK, so the regents will consider, among other things, the creation of a new executive vice chancellor position. Hamilton, a Sharp crony, has been "tapped" for the position to be Sharp's "right-hand man of sorts" at a (possible) salary of $250,000.

    If Sharp can't fulfill the duties of his job description (at a salary of more than $500,000), then he should be terminated. But that won't happen because the good ol' boy culture continues to rule at A&M.

  • elf posted at 12:40 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1546

    Wouldn't it be better if SOMBODY in the upper administration had ever taught a course or applied for a research grant. A few business oriented people around is fine, but a university (let alone a university of the level to which TAMU aspires) cannot be run without top administrative input from people who understand and have practiced teaching, research and outreach.

  • MM11 posted at 12:36 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    MM11 Posts: 5

    If you found anyone from his office who would speak off the record you would find they do not support the Chief Axe Wielder as Kade calls him. You either go with what he says or get destroyed. HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEES OF TAMU. At the end of the day he is only concerned about John Sharp.

  • MM11 posted at 12:21 pm on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    MM11 Posts: 5

    Here we go...What else is Sharp going to do...ANYTHING HE CAN DO TO DESTROY TAMU..Sharp knows what is best for TAMU. His pockets are lined and he'll get rid of ANYONE who gets in his way. He claims he is doing what is best for us and the University. This in a way makes me think of OBAMA....He knows what is best for the nation. Even though Loftin won't admit it Sharp has forced him to step aside...When is enough enough ??? I still ask when will everyone speak up and tell how his plan is going ? No one ever will since they will be replaced. Just ask the folks who worked for food services or maintenance....Makes you wonder why he and the Governor did not try this at TU...Probably because the Regents would have had the guts to put a stop to his madness.

  • jay cooper posted at 8:48 am on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    jay cooper Posts: 11

    Bringing another "good 'ol boy" on board to help run this university like a business.

    "The man tapped to fill the lofty spot is Billy C. Hamilton, who worked for Sharp during his tenure as Texas comptroller. Hamilton received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas and spent more than 25 years working in the comptroller's office. After leaving the comptroller's office in 2006, Hamilton has operated a private consulting practice focusing on tax, policy research, management and government business strategy."

    How much longer will the tax payers put up with the egregious waste of THEIR money on top level execs while they continue to tarnish the reputation of this great university and cut the jobs of the people that actually run this university?!

    We are here for the students. We should not be concerned about anything else, without students we have nothing.

  • Kade posted at 8:04 am on Wed, Aug 7, 2013.

    Kade Posts: 49

    So during a period when many employees have been outsourced (and having their careers ruined), and others are expected to be sacrificed on the altar of fiscal conservatism, our chief axe wielder is creating a new job paying over $200k because he's not able to do his job. Nice example there, and it just reinforces my opinion that this university has ALWAYS been too top-heavy. We need more people cleaning buildings, fixing equipment, and running the computer system and less people writing reports they send to each other.



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