Email from the office of attorney Darryl Carter, of Glickman, Carter & Bachynsky, LLP, in Houston:
In response to requests for comments on Dr. Murano’s Transition Agreement with the University, which was approved today by the A&M Board of Regents, we are providing the statement below from Mr. Carter:
“Dr. Murano was committed to a quick and constructive resolution of this matter. The transition agreement reflects our recognition of the intentions of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents. The agreement also recognizes Dr. Murano’s exemplary service and continuing commitment to Texas A&M. She remains grateful for the expressions of support and loyalty that she has received from faculty, staff, current and former students, and friends of the University.”
Editor’s Note: The AP reports that “Murano will return to the faculty under an agreement reached with the university. She will take a year off while collecting her salary of $425,000, and will be paid an additional $295,000.
“After accepting Murano’s resignation, regents approved A&M administrator Bowen Loftin as interim president. Loftin is the vice president and chief executive officer at A&M’s campus in Galveston, which was battered by Hurricane Ike last year.”