Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2007
Contact: Jeremy Warren, (512) 463-0113

Statement from Senator Ellis on the TSU Advisory Committee Recommendations

"I want to congratulate the Texas Southern University Advisory Committee on their report and recommendations on this very important issue. The strength and continuing vitality of Texas Southern University is of the utmost importance to higher education in Texas.

"Among its recommendations, the Committee has recommended that TSU remain an independent institution, but that it should be held to the strictest financial oversight. The Committee has also recommended that the Texas Legislature should provide emergency funding to TSU in order to allow it to complete the 2007 fiscal year. These are very important recommendations that Governor Perry and the Legislature need to take seriously.

"I believe that TSU's continued independence and financial stability are paramount to providing an education and higher education experience for its students. I hope that TSU, the Governor and the Legislature take a close look at these recommendations and implement them for the benefit of TSU and its students."