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Rutgers board holding emergency meeting

Local News | May 30, 2014

Rutgers board holding emergency meeting

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers University’s board of trustees has scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss how to respond to a bill in the Legislature that could shake up university governance.

State Senate President Steve Sweeney wants to expand the flagship state university’s Board of Governors to 19 members from 15.

Currently, the majority are appointed by the university’s larger but less powerful Board of Trustees.

Under the change, 10 would be appointed by the governor and two by legislative leaders. That would give politicians say over the majority of the board seats.

Lawmakers plan to take up the bill in committee next week.