Proposal To Restructure College Board Goes To Senate

A shuffling of districts from which state College Board members are selected has been sent to the full Senate for debate.

The Senate Constitution Committee on Wednesday joined the Senate Universities and Colleges Committee in approving the proposed constitutional amendment. A vote in the full Senate could come Thursday.

The proposal would provide that College Board members will be chosen from each of four congressional districts. Three board members would come from each district.

Under the plan established more than half a century ago, seven College Board members are appointed from the seven congressional districts in effect in 1944, one from each of the three Supreme Court districts and two at-large from anywhere in the state.

Any constitutional change must be approved first by lawmakers and second by voters.