Herbst says she will forfeit the 54 days she accrued above the 60-day limit, but she is still eligible to receive $156,279 for the rest of the unused vacation time when she leaves state service.
UConn Board of Trustees remains silent about choice of Thomas Katsouleas as the school’s next president.
The search for a new UConn president seems to be nearing an end.
Susan Herbst told the University of Connecticut community in an email Monday she will step down next summer after eight years as the 15th president of the state’s flagship university, a tumultuous time of dealing with budget constraints. UConn will be recruiting a successor in the midst of a gubernatorial campaign.
The president of the state’s largest public college system offered a particularly dismal outlook, warning the cuts could lead his system to declare its equivalent of bankruptcy.
Tears and fears shared with the Board of Trustees about the impact of closing the University of Connecticut’s Torrington branch campus weren’t enough to save the facility Wednesday.
One in 10 female students at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs surveyed last winter by a national consortium reported that they had been sexually assaulted since enrolling in school. Among male students, one in 70 reported being victims of sexual violence.
The Higher Education Committee, for the second year in a row, is expected to approve a bill that would open a $140 million pool of financial aid to undocumented residents at the state’s public colleges.
At many of the state’s public colleges – which collectively enroll 150,000 students – tuition could rise, course offerings would shrink, class sizes would increase, library hours would be cut and some degrees would no longer be offered, the state’s higher education leaders testified Wednesday.
The University of Connecticut will consider closing up to one-third of its $40.2 million budget shortfall by boosting how much it costs students to attend the public university.
I have never believed that the University of Connecticut’s interests in seizing control of the Alumni Association was about its assets. But if this is not the case, why has the university worked so hard in recent days to ask alumni to vote yes when it already has assumed responsibilities for alumni activities?
With no discussion in public, the University of Connecticut’s governing board Wednesday adopted a nearly $1.3 billion budget that increases the school’s spending by $103.7 million — almost 9 percent.
The University of Connecticut and its graduate assistants’ union have reached a tentative first-ever agreement on a three-year contract that grants the assistants nine percent pay raises over the next three years.
Updated at 7:30 p.m. Monday
Under pressure from University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, the school’s alumni association board has voted to dissolve its relationship with UConn and is considering how to pass on its functions and distribute its $9.2 million in assets.
University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst told state legislators Tuesday that she could be forced to lay off staff, seek concessions from her unionized workforce and make drastic cuts in programs if state funding is cut by $10.6 million, as the governor recommends.