10/09/2012 10:50 am ET

Double-digit Raise Goes To Top Higher Ed Official In Conneticut |

A top administrator in Connecticut's merged public college system received a nearly $49,000 pay increase last week -- a move that members of its governing board could not explain Monday, even as most state employees remain under a wage freeze.

And while top administrators for the Board of Regents for Higher Education failed to return multiple phone calls from The Mirror, a brief emailed statement indicated that the 27 percent bump given to Executive Vice President Michael P. Meotti was part of a larger reorganization effort.

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