Lewis Robinson Jr. stepped down as chair of Connecticut’s Board of Regents of Higher Education, a post he had held since July 2011. As the Connecticut Mirror reported, “The system was hit by a series of controversies last fall that included the improper granting of double-digit percentage pay raises for central office staff and disclosure that the community college presidents were being offered expedited separations. These events led to the resignations of the president and vice president of the 100,000-student system last October. A new president of the system, Gregory Gray, took office July 1. Several top-level positions are also vacant, including a budget chief, chief information officer and spokesman.”
After 17 years with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, including a stint as acting commissioner for higher education, Aundrea Kelley left to become vice president for academic affairs as the municipally affiliated Quincy College.