Political expediency is worth $335,000 for Connecticut Taxpayers.
Political expediency is worth $335,000 for Students who attend Connecticut Universities and Community Colleges.
Political expediency is worth $335,000 so that your Taxpayer funded pension can double overnight.
Political expediency is worth $335,000 so that tuition can increase yet again and make college more unaffordable for legal Connecticut residents who wish to attend.
The Malloy merger and creation of the Connecticut Board of Regents has been a costly and miserable failure for the state's Higher Education System since the state's dozen community colleges, four regional state
universities and the Charter Oak online college merged into the Connecticut State
Colleges and Universities system three years ago. So far it has had two
presidents and two interim leaders that in my opinion have been unfit to lead this unneeded state bureaucracy.
Now former Malloy Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian gets the nod as political payback and has been named the new interim President of the Board of Regents for a mere $335,000 a year. I wonder if he is going to be teaching any classes for that salary? Guess how much his Taxpayer funded pension goes up to?
As an Adjunct Professor in a state community college my first thought is that you have got to be kidding me? And my second thought is that this mess of a department needs to be unfunded and eliminated immediately as a waste of taxpayers monies and an insult to the students of our system who are forced to pay constant tuition increases for what is beyond me.
But the Malloy machine and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule knows no bounds. Payback using taxpayers monies is never ending. And yet again we have another example of horrific and poorly managed government in this Board of Regents. Thank You once again Connecticut Democrats!