MALLOY ANNOUNCES HIGHER EDUCATION REORGANIZATION

Addressing an area of concern about its bloated and duplicative bureaucracy, Gov. Dannel Malloy plans an overhaul of the state higher education system—except for the University of Connecticut.

Malloy’s plan includes scrapping the boards for the Connecticut State University System, the community colleges and Charter Oak State College. The Board of Governors for Higher Education would also go and be replace with a single board of regents.

And in a move talked about for some time now, the plan would consolidate the central offices of the state university and community college systems and the management of the Department of Higher Education and Charter Oak into one office led by a single official. No figures were mentioned as to how much money will be saved by the moves.

This latest in a series of consolidation moves once again left the “opposition” (Republicans) with very little to criticize and in fact has its measured support.