Fired Fort Worth medical center head blasts UNT System chancellor (Star Telegram)

January 3, 2013 – Lee Jackson, chancellor of the University of North Texas System (Aa2 / 914729MV7), misstated facts, lacked the knowledge to lead operations and allowed “pride and ego” to influence his decision-making, the leader of Fort Worth’s Health Science Center said last month, according to a searing presentation released by his spokeswoman. Dr. Scott Ransom was fired as president of the Health Science Center by a 7-0 vote in December, five months after regents renewed his contract. In his comments, Ransom blames Jackson for his firing, painting a picture of a chancellor so determined to merge the system’s various campuses and business operations that he would broker no dissent.

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