Require Full Transparency from “Private” SUNY Non-Profits

An Op-Ed that I wrote in the Albany Times-Union today:

The charges against Alain Kaloyeros, the head of SUNY’s Polytechnic Institute, and others by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, if true, reveal a disturbing disregard for the processes put in place to ensure that procurements decisions are made in a fair and open manner, and that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently.

But the prosecutors’ cases also reinforce criticisms of the institutional arrangements created by Kaloyeros in his multiple roles as college administrator and project developer.

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