Earlier this month, the University of New Mexico released the rest of the documents the Journal sought in April regarding a 2015 fundraising golf trip to Scotland.
It also re-released, this time unredacted, many documents that were a part of the original April request, but at that time had information covered up that had been specifically requested. The redacted information would have confirmed in April that UNM used public funds to pay for boosters to attend the trip — information UNM didn’t disclose until the middle of May.
UNM has not commented on who decided to redact and withhold the information when the Journal requested it in April or if anyone will be disciplined for doing so.
Details of that six-night international golfing junket, including both the source of the spending and initial lack of transparency, has sparked public criticism, a special state audit into UNM’s athletic department and Lobo Club fundraising efforts, an attorney general’s investigation into the trip and whether UNM violated the state public records act. Also, it likely played a role in athletic director Paul Krebs’ decision to retire, which he made known on June 1.