Patrick Helton to Resign from Texas Tech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/29/04

Patrick Helton to Resign from Texas Tech

The man in charge of promoting international trade for businesses in the area through Texas Tech is expected to resign Monday.

According to the Dallas Morning News, 53 year-old Patrick Helton was put on paid administrative leave Thursday after Tech officials were confronted with his history of problematic practices, including bogus travel expense reports, concealment of his criminal history from his employers, and deception about his educational credentials.

Helton is expected to negotiate his resignation with Tech officials Monday, but Tech vice president for research and technology Robert Sweazy says that no meeting has been scheduled.

NewsChannel 11 could not reach Mr. Helton for comment. We will follow-up on this story Monday and bring you the latest as it becomes available.

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