That’s according to a letter from Hart Blanton, which was sent by his lawyer and provided to WTAW News by the president of the A&M faculty senate. Blanton says without his advance knowledge, an altered letter with his electronic signature was sent to Kathleen McElroy reducing the job offer. Blanton also says former president Katherine Banks misled her involvement in the hiring process. Blanton says Banks injected herself early on and “atypically”…which dictionary.com says is not conforming or irregular among other definitions. Blanton says he was pleased Banks resigned and added that A&M “cannot have its leaders misleading the faculty, public, or policymakers about how we conduct business.” This Thursday, the Texas higher education coordinating board considers A&M’s request to issue bachelor’s degrees related to the new journalism program.