The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities wants to cut 190 administrative jobs in an effort to consolidate the system over the next five years. The plan was presented to the Finance Committee of the Board of Regents of Higher Education on Wednesday.
Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, says the plan would save over $28 million, which would be redirected to student services. That’s because the plan cuts administrative jobs, but none of the jobs that deal directly with students. Instead, there would be more student advisors and counselors.