House bill could result in call for fewer university boards in Michigan
A proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would re-evaluate the need for the state’s public universities to have separate governing boards, and some university officials don’t like it, the Daily Press & Argus reported.
The proposal, House Bill 5000, would establish a 13-member commission to evaluate the efficiency of the governance of Michigan’s 13 public universities, the newspaper reported.
The commission may determine whether individual university boards are necessary, State Rep. Bill Rogers, R-Genoa Township, a co-sponsor of the legislation, told the newspaper.
Martin Taylor, a Democrat on the University of Michigan Board of Regents, called the measure “pure, unadulterated politics.”