Seven weeks after resigning, Meotti leaves college system

Today was Michael Meotti’s last day at the Board of Regents for Higher Education — seven weeks after he announced his intention to resign.

Meotti’s resignation was the result of a pay-raise scandal and other events that in mid-October led legislators to question their confidence in the leadership of the 100,000-student system. Board of Regents President Robert A. Kennedy resigned and left immediately.

Meotti, who was the vice president of the system, is approximately four months shy of having worked for the state long enough to get a lifelong pension. A spokeswoman for the system said his delay in leaving was so that there would be an easy transition as the new interim president took office.