In response to an anonymous source quoted in an online article Friday concerning personnel layoffs at three other universities in the Texas A&M system, Cecilia Jacobs, assistant vice president of marketing and communications with Tarleton State University, emailed the E-T the following:


"Budget issues associated with COVID-19 continue to be studied, and universities across the state are in the process of making adjustments. It is incorrect to imply this is an A&M System initiative, and the numbers reported from the anonymous source(s) regarding A&M San Antonio, West Texas A&M and A&M Commerce are factually incorrect."


In addition, the E-T received an email from Thomas Milligan, executive director of integrated marketing and communications with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, who stated the university has not made any layoffs and they have no layoffs planned.