UW regents sued over ‘sham public process’ in picking school’s president

An advocacy group for government transparency on Tuesday sued the University of Washington Board of Regents, contending the board conducted a “sham public process” and violated the state’s open-meetings law last October by secretly picking the university’s president.

In its lawsuit, the Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) cited various email exchanges among university officials, selection-committee members and others that indicate the regents had secretly selected Ana Mari Cauce before taking a public vote. Continue…