Statement from John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System
Transparency and accountability have been and continue to be among our very highest priorities. We take very seriously our obligations to both the state and taxpayers to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
On Feb. 2 I sent a letter to Governor Abbott in response to his memorandum entitled Transparency in State Agency Contracting and Procurement issued Jan. 29. The full letter is below.
In it, I was pleased to report a review of system polices and regulations revealed The Texas A&M University System, its member institutions and agencies have already implemented most of the reforms listed in the memo. Further, we have provided guidance to our system members instructing them to: review and implement the procedures outlined in the memo and to act immediately to implement the additional procedures necessary for them to fully comply with the reforms effective Feb. 1, 2015.
I want to thank Gov. Abbott for his leadership on this important issue.