Did Hall fail to disclose material information on his application to be a regent? Did he reveal information about students that violated their privacy? Did he exceed his role as a regent in requesting massive amounts of information from UT-Austin?
Hardin said that the goal of the investigation is “to decide what Hall did and did not do, and determine what the role of a University of Texas regent is,”David Barer wrote in the Dallas Morning News. If this evolves into a protracted investigation, it could, as Chad Swiatecki of the Austin Business Journal pointed out, could cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time it is over.
In April, Texas Monthly’s Brian D. Sweany explored some of these issues in an extended chat with Hall, who opened up about the board, the legislature, and UT president Bill Powers.