Board of Governors to Take Up College Budgets Thursday
HARTFORD, Oct. 30 - Holding down public college expenditures to help the state stay below its constitutional spending cap is the goal of the Board of Governors for Higher Education as it decides on budget proposals for the next two fiscal years.
The Board of Governors will meet via teleconference on Thursday, November 2 at 9:30 am at its Hartford offices to consider a proposed $1.5 billion operating budget and $413.6 million worth of capital requests for 2001-2003 for the University of Connecticut and its Health Center, Connecticut State University, the Community Colleges, Charter Oak State College and the Department of Higher Education.
The proposed operating budget supports current services but no permanent expansion of base budgets. It does recommend, however, a short-term investment of $37 million from state surplus funds for the following new initiatives:
The Board of Governors’ final budget recommendations will sent to Governor Rowland and the General Assembly for action next year. Members of the Board of Governors are: Albert B. Vertefeuille of Lebanon, Chair; Harry H. Penner, Jr., of Guilford, Vice-Chair; James H. Bates, Lakeville; William A. Bevacqua, Trumbull; Dorothea E. Brennan, Fairfield; Leonard S. Cohen, West Hartford; Lile R. Gibbons, Greenwich; Joan R. Kemler, West Hartford; Dorothy B. Leib, New London; Alice V. Meyer, Easton; and Patricia McCann Vissepó, New Haven.
Contact: Connie Fraser