Utah Regent Quits Over Legislative Interference

April 14, 2010

Anthony Morgan has resigned from the Utah Board of Regents to object to legislative action authorizing a new engineering program at Weber State University that did not receive approval from the regents, as state procedures would normally require, The Salt Lake Tribune required. "If local legislative interests are not restrained, either by self discipline or by legislative leadership or by you, we could easily have a higher education system where the establishment and distribution of academic programs is designed by local political interests rather than academic and economic criteria," he said in his resignation letter.

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