By Politicker Staff 

Senate President Steve Sweeney, along with state Sens. Donald Norcross and Joe Vitale today proposed a sweeping plan for the reorganization of higher education in the state of New Jersey.

The plan calls for Rutgers-Camden to be granted autonomy and operate under its own board of governors, a key sticking point to the plan proposed by the administration earlier this year.

“Higher education is a critical element in moving New Jersey’s economy to a new level while also maintaining and drawing the best and brightest minds to our state. We can develop premiere, world-class institutions of higher education and research right here. We simply need the will and the ability to work with one another to get it done,” said Sweeney, (D–3), West Deptford.

The plan was lauded by the governor, who is still pushing for a June 30 deadline for a resolution to the proposed restructuring.


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