The embattled president of Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education has announced his resignation following an outcry over unauthorized pay hikes for staff members totaling $250,000.
Board President Robert A. Kennedy says the controversy had become a distraction from the board's work.
Republican and Democratic leaders of the General Assembly's Higher Education Committee had called for Kennedy's resignation.
Governor Dannel Malloy says Kennedy's decision is "the right one."
Kennedy said earlier this week he made a mistake when he awarded raises of up to $48,000 to 21 staff members without the approval or knowledge of an oversight board.
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