A Connecticut education official who resigned earlier this month amid an outcry over secret pay raises for his staff has paid back $25,000 from an expense account that was allowed as part of his contract.
The former president of Connecticut’s state university and community college system was paid at least $100,000 more than his salary in 13 months on the job, before resigning earlier this month amid a controversy over $250,000 in unauthorized raises.
The Board of Regents for Higher Education has voted to recommend former University of Connecticut President Phillip Austin to serve as Interim President of the Board, following the resignation of Robert Kennedy.
“Bob’s decision is the right one. “There have been many accomplishments at the Board over the last year, and Bob deserves a lot of credit for those accomplishments. He’s a smart, decent, thoughtful individual who […]
After a week of controversy over raises he approved for some administrators, the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education has resigned.
Officials say a plan to consolidate the management of some of the state’s universities and community colleges is part of a budget deal between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders.