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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Guy Bailey
Texas' new university on the border formally has a president.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Monday selected a former president of the University of Alabama and Texas Tech University as its finalist to lead the newly created University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Monday.
Four finalists have been named in the University of Memphis' search for a new president.
Pat Knight is telling The Associated Press he's glad his firing from Texas Tech was handled professionally, unlike what happened when his famous father was ousted at Indiana in 2000.
Pat Knight sat in the Texas Tech locker room and lauded his bosses for the way they let him go after three disappointing seasons.
In a statement released Monday by the university system, Bailey said, "I view this role as the single most exciting educational opportunity in America today."
Bailey told the Avalanche-Journal that the academic subsidy of athletics has been reduced to $2.25 million this year because of the funding cuts and he hopes to remove the subsidy completely over the next few years.