Judge voids meeting vote to fire president

TEXAS -- A Wichita Falls judge ruled July 12 that the Midwestern State University Board of Regents violated the state open-meetings law when it failed to properly notify the public of pending action against former President Henry Moon.


\n The judge granted the Times Record News' request for a temporary injunction against the regents, voiding their decision to fire Moon, who was embroiled in controversy and subsequently placed on administrative leave in August 2001.


\n The paper filed the suit after the regents met in executive session on \nJune 11 to discuss Moon's status at the university, including the possibility of ending his administrative leave and pay status.


\n University attorney Roger Lee said the board is likely to reconvene an open meeting to reconsider the matter.

case: Scripps Texas Newspapers v. Midwestern State Univ., No. 156.973-B (Tex. Jud. Dist. Ct. July 12, 2002)

Fall 2002, reports