Bill requires study of Conn. higher ed salaries

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring the UConn Board of Trustees and Board of Regents to compare their administrators' salaries to those paid at out-of-state institutions.

The bill, which passed on a 125-19 vote Wednesday, also requires administrator-to-faculty and administrator-to-student ratios be compared.

Last fall, the embattled president and executive vice president of the Board of Regents resigned amid a public outcry over unauthorized pay increases for staff members totaling $250,000. The board, which governs 17 state institutions, is currently seeking a permanent president.

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. voted against the bill. He said there's nothing to stop either board from awarding higher-than-average salaries while cutting direct services to students.

The bill now moves to the Senate for further action.

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