Galveston’s Loftin named interim A&M president

From The Eagle: Galveston’s Loftin named interim A&M president

The scary part:

“Before going into closed session, Frank Ashley, vice chancellor for academic affairs for the system, discussed what’s been a mystery since the agenda was posted Friday – “shared services opportunities.” System officials declined at the time to explain what that meant, saying Ashley would explain later.

On Monday, he discussed combining the offices at the system and the flagship university in the following areas: research administration; business services; marketing and public relations; facilities, planning and construction; human resources; information technology; and training – all to improve efficiency.”

That about covers every non-academic area at the university.