Cutting Overhead

It’s not easy to reform a bureaucracy.

Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, is learning that lesson as he pushes forward with a plan to consolidate administrative services for state community colleges and universities. Ojakian contends the changes could save $41 million annually. He calls the initiative “Students First,” suggesting that less money spent on administration will ease the burden placed on students through tuition costs and prevent an erosion of academic offerings.

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