ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A controversial, newly created subcommittee that oversees the University of New Mexico’s medical program and hospital meets today, despite heavy opposition to the changes as revealed in emails obtained by the Journal.
The communications show opponents, including at least two regents, attempted to woo undecided regents, organized protests and drafted letters to the editor of the Journal .
Regent Lt. Gen. Brad Hosmer, a critic of the measure, summarized his views to then-undecided Regent Jack Fortner.
“If you believe reverting to the HSC governance arrangement of six years ago is truly in the interest of the university and the HSC, this proposal should have been aired in time to make that clear,” Hosmer wrote. “Concealing them is the strongest evidence that the proposed changes cannot be defended.”