CU officials to try again on tuition increases

University of Colorado officials say they plan to try again after a plan to raise tuition nearly 16 percent ran into opposition.

Republican Regent Sue Sharkey told lawmakers on the House Education Committee on Monday that regents are backing off the increase because of a public outcry over plans to use some of the money for raises for top employees. Sharkey was testifying her own behalf on a bill that would require Colorado colleges to anonymously disclose officials’ pay and benefits.

CU system spokesman Ken McConnellogue said the debate is not over. He says regents also have asked CU administrators to come up with at least two more tuition proposals.