It's what draws incoming freshman to the campus of Texas A&M University-integrity, character, and honesty. Ironically, those are the same qualities the university's President Dr. Elsa murano received low marks in a performance report from Texas A&M system chancellor, Mike McKinney.
"Everyone makes mistakes. It should be forgiven" says Texas A&M senior, Travis Kosarek.
Under the leadership category, Dr. Murano scored a two out of five in decision making, and accepting responsibility. She also scored a one out of five on acting timely and being a team player. It's those scores that have some students questioning why a top university official isn't making the grade.
"If she can't show that then, or any president if any president can't show that then I don't think they should be here" says Texas A&M sophomore student, Rachel Steel.
Some students say a certain spirit deep in tradition lives at Texas A&M University. It's a spirit, however, that some students say is not going to be easily broken by Dr. Murano's review. Not even for those who are just learning what it means to be an Aggie.
"It's had a good background and everything so based on that then I mean that wouldn't change much for me at all" says incoming Texas A&M freshman, Chris Semler.
And though Dr. Murano's review is causing concern its not stopping one student's daily routine.
"It would depend on if it affects my student organization and it would also depend on like how its gonna affect my fees" says Texas A&M senior, James Phillip.
Though the president's leadership has now come into question, it's also not affecting everyone who falls under her guidance.
"I don't think A & M is solely made up of the decisions of the main leader it's also composed of the students and their capacity for leadership as well," says a Texas A&M senior.
Students' reactions to one of their highest ranked leaders vary, but you can bet conversations about the review from current and future students will continue.
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