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Community College Reform

SECTION 172.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of higher education shall, within 120 days of the effective date of this act, establish and issue guidelines and procedures for the search, selection, appointment, compensation, evaluation and removal of the chief executive officers of the community colleges. Such guidelines shall be established pursuant to and without limitation to the generality of the board's responsibilities in sections 9 and 21 of chapter 15A of the General Laws to approve the appointment and removal and to fix the compensation of the chief executive officers, and in furtherance of the board's responsibility in clause (u) of the first paragraph of said section 9 of said chapter 15A to establish coordination between and among post-secondary public institutions and to resolve conflicts of policies or operations arising in public higher education.