Regents Release Statement On Board Investigation

July 16, 2003

by Larry D. Brumley

The Baylor University Board of Regents today released a statement on the investigation of Jaclanel McFarland.

The Investigative Committee of the Board of Regents determined there was reasonable cause for the administration to hire outside counsel to initially investigate the allegations about the conduct of a regent. The Investigative Committee determined there was reasonable cause for Chairman Drayton McLane Jr. to involve the Board Council. The Investigative Committee also determined there was reasonable cause for the Board of Regents to appoint the Investigative Committee. The Investigative Committee determined to end the investigation with no further action.

The regents received the unanimous report of its Investigative Committee. The committee's conclusion in the report that there was insufficient evidence resulted in the board's closing the matter by taking no further action against Regent Jaclanel McFarland.

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