Days after community college chairwoman dismissal, notice of meeting shows up

The public notice for a meeting that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy dismissed the community college chairwoman over has turned up.

“Notice is herewith given of a special meeting,” the July 25th letter to the Office of the Secretary of the State reads.

Malloy cited two incidents that led to him removing longtime board chairwoman Louise Berry last week from the leadership position. The first involved the retirement and temporary rehiring of system Chancellor Marc Herzog.

The second was allegedly calling a July 27 special meeting to discuss layoff notices the board would be issuing without giving public notice.

“I am extremely disappointed that you would allow the public to be effectively excluded from such an important meeting,” Malloy wrote.