Richard Freeland

Westfield State University. (CreditL Westfield State University)

Mass. Freezes Some Funding For Westfield State During Probe Of School President

State Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland froze $197,000 in funding for Westfield State University late Friday after its president missed a deadline to explain travel spending criticized by its outside auditor and the state inspector general.


Richard Freeland and his $689/month Chevy.

I-Team: Higher Ed Commissioner Gets Free Ride At Taxpayer’s Expense

Richard Freeland is the Commissioner of Higher Education. The I-Team has learned taxpayers pick up the tab for the lease on his Chevy Hybrid, and the cost of gas and tolls.


Higher ed commissioner critical of cuts

  The state’s higher education commissioner says continued cuts to public colleges and universities are forcing institutions to choose between affordability and quality while “placing the future of the state in jeopardy.”