- Following a string of controversies, Robert A. Kennedy's job as the Connecticut state higher-education system's president appeared to be in peril Thursday as the state's governor and the chair of the Board of Regents both issued statements suggesting their support for Kennedy was waning.
- For the past week, Kennedy has been plagued by accusations that his office was trying to force out a dozen community college presidents and the revelation of secret raises for staff members, and a special board meeting with a discussion of Kennedy's performance is scheduled for Friday.
- The state's Democratic governor, Dannel P. Malloy, released a statement saying that "serious problems" had been identified and "need to be fixed," calling into question his confidence in his own appointee to the state's newly-merged higher-education system.
From the article:
Robert A. Kennedy's job as president of the Connecticut state higher-education system appeared increasingly in jeopardy on Thursday, as two key allies distanced themselves from the man at the center of a quickly churning crisis. For the past week, Mr. Kennedy has been in damage-control mode, trying to explain a series of secret raises for staff members and rebuffing allegations that his office was laying the groundwork to force out a dozen community-college presidents. On Thursday the state's governor and the chair of the Board of Regents both issued statements that suggested eroding support at the highest levels for Mr. Kennedy. ...