Dozens of recommendations approved by 60-member task force on the future of Oklahoma higher education

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By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.comA restructuring plan for Oklahoma's public colleges would move seven institutions under the authority of larger governing boards capable of better providing services to students. That recommendation was approved Wednesday along with dozens of others by the state's 60-member task force on the future of higher education. Two members voted against the plan, which gives governing boards that oversee a single institution until June 30, 2019, to merge with the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, the Oklahoma State University and A&M Colleges Board of Regents or the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents. "I believe local governance is important in these community colleges.Read more...

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