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.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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