That may have been the story that Ms. Khator gave to the author. Khator has mentioned that is how power brokers, and even some on the board, introduced the University to her when she arrived. We didn’t have very good administration from the mid-90’s until Ms. Khator arrived. That has changed considerably under her.
I thought the article was very fair and gave valid reasons as to why the complaints were being made as well as responses to those complaints. The biggest issue is that she’s done what she could to raise the University’s profile while being under the constraints of the Texas Higher Ed funding system. Until that gets fixed, the problems like tuition costs, other system universities lagging behind, etc are still going to exist.
I also know that some of the complaints are being made by some that hold grudges against Ms. Khator…some of those are the same people that were moved out because they were in the way of progress, like the former UH-Victoria president. I don’t give must weight to those complaints.
Still, love the last quote:
“In 2027, the university will complete its (first) hundred years,” she said. “It would be a dream come true to be there for the 100th.”