PA 16-15—SB 273

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION STATUTES

SUMMARY: This act changes the title of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities' leader from “President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education” to “President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. ” It does so to differentiate this position from the Board of Regents for Higher Education's leader, whose title is “Chairman of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. ” These two positions have different responsibilities under state law.

The act also makes various technical, grammatical, and conforming changes, including grammatical changes to postsecondary academic degree titles.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016, except the sections containing technical revisions to academic degree titles take effect upon passage.

OLR Tracking: MGS; LH; VR; bs