The president of Texas Southern University spent nearly 650-thousand dollars in school funds on personal purchases, according to an audit by the school. The school released the report to the Houston Chronicle
yesterday under the Texas Public Information Act.
Slade spent the money during her seven years as president on expenses such as donations to her church, car repairs, a maid and
Slade's lawyer, Ron Franklin, says the expenditures were aboveboard and follow historical precedent at the Houston school of 11-thousand students. Slade has declined to comment.
The TSU board of regents put Slade on paid leave last month when it learned that the president used school money for furniture and landscaping at her home.
The board will meet May fifth to consider the audit results.