President of Connecticut Board of Regents involved in raise scandal
- After facing outrage from state lawmakers, Connecticut Board of Regents President Robert Kennedy said Tuesday that unilaterally approving a nearly $48,000 raise for a top higher education administrator, along with raises for 20 others, without bringing them to the full board for a vote was "very wrong."
- The administrator who was to receive the $48,000 raise, Board of Regents Executive Vice President Michael Meotti, said Tuesday that he would forgo the raise, which had been in effect since June 29.
- The raise fiasco is the latest tumultuous headline facing the recently merged state university and community college system, following reports last week that the state's 12 community college presidents were asked to consider a buyout.
From the article:
Facing outrage from state lawmakers over a nearly $48,000 raise for a top higher education administrator and raises for 20 others, Board of Regents President Robert Kennedy said Tuesday that he was wrong to approve the raises unilaterally rather than bring them to the full board for a vote. "I was under the impression that I had the authority and responsibility to approve those raises," said Kennedy, who approved the first salary increase in December 2011 and the most recent one in September. "And I was very wrong." ...
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