Calif. official tapped for Conn. Regents president

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The search committee for Connecticut's Board of Regents for Higher Education is recommending the chancellor of a California community college system as the board's new president.

The committee announced Thursday it was recommending Gregory W. Gray to oversee the board, which governs 12 community colleges, four state universities and the state's online institution. Gray is currently chancellor of the Riverside Community College District, which includes three community colleges and more than 2,000 employees.

Board members are scheduled to formally vote May 16 on Gray's recommendation and his contract, including an annual salary of $380,000.

Last fall, the board's former president resigned amid an outcry over unauthorized pay increases for staff members totaling $250,000. Former UConn President Philip Austin was later appointed acting president. Austin called Gray "a seasoned academic leader."

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