Lawmakers nudge along idea of giving students more say at Rutgers

By Michael Symons

David Hughes, president of the Rutgers chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers faculty union, said nobody currently voting on the Board of Governors experiences daily life on campus as students do.

“They need and deserve a voice in how the institution is run – financially, socially, politically. This is the sensible thing to do, which the other state institutions by and large do,” Hughes said.

“There is nobody on the Board of Governors right now who has day-to-day experience with what happens on any of our campuses. Their experience is mostly 10, 20, sometimes 40 years old because they were alumni, but they’re not involved in Rutgers now,” he said.

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