Former TSU regent Earnest Gibson took the stand in the trial of Dr. Priscilla Slade Wednesday. He testified while the board didn’t know Slade was spending money on her Memorial area home he still didn’t want to fire her. Gibson said Slade did a great job as the leader of TSU. He says the board of regents asked her to pay back $138,000 in university funds she used on landscaping at her home but not for the furniture purchased from Noel Fine Furniture. Gibson says ultimately the furniture purchases would’ve benefited TSU. He says Slade’s home would’ve been used for entertaining on behalf of the school. Prosecutors didn’t give Gibson a pass on the stand. Assistant district attorney Julian Ramirez went after the hospital administrator with allegations he leaked confidential documents to Dr. Slade during her contract negotiations. Ramirez also alleged Slade made a $5,000 donation to Riverside General for a Christmas party in the past. Gibson denied both allegations. Witnesses for Dr. Slade are still being called through the day!