Questions still abound as the U-W Board of Regents acts today (Thursday) on a plan to merge the 13 two year colleges with their regional four year schools. System President Ray Cross unveiled the plan a few weeks ago, saying it’s needed to save money as the colleges face big enrollment drops. The central office for colleges and the Extension service would be eliminated, and the Extension would be run by the Madison campus. Colleges’ leader Cathy Sandeen says an intense planning effort continues that will answer a lot of questions — and she does not believe faculty and staffers will lose their jobs. But according to the U-W Madison Daily Cardinal, seven former leaders at the colleges say that if their enrollments don’t improve, “chancellors at (their) parent four year campuses could see these as a drain on their limited resources” and close them.