The Board of Regents hired the firm to review whether Hall may have violated any federal privacy laws in his handling of student information.
November 2013 testimony prompted committee-member Trey Fischer to request the inquiry.
In response to the censure vote, Governor of Texas Rick Perry issued a statement defending Hall's actions, saying the regent acted in the best interest of Texas "in the face of withering personal attacks." Governor Rick Perry and others have strongly criticized the attempted impeachment.
Critics have said it was an effort to criminalize policy differences.
At a November 12, 2013 meeting, the committee issued a subpoena for Hall to appear on December 10.
Hilder submitted the report to the legislative committee.
Richard Legon, president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, criticized the impeachment process in a November interview with the Austin American-Statesman.
He called the impeachment process the "nuclear option" and said it could send a chilling signal to other members of higher education boards.
March 9, 1962), is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 28.
He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on September 9, 2014. Perry's professional experience includes working as a CPA who owns his own small firm, Charles Perry PC and land developer with Path, LLC.
Some legislators justified the impeachment on the grounds that Hall did not disclose several lawsuits that he was involved in when he originally completed his Regent background check.