2012 Releases

Presidential Search Committee Announces Advisory Search Committee Members, Tentative Timeline
The Regents’ Search Committee (RSC) announced the members of the Systemwide Advisory Committee (SAC), who will provide input and suggestions regarding the selection of a new president.
Dec 28, 2012

Connecticut Accepted into Postsecondary State Policy Network
Eleven states were selected to participate in the Postsecondary State Policy Network — a multi-state collaboration committed to advancing state policy agendas that accelerate community college student success and completion.
Nov 27, 2012

Founding President of Quinebaug Valley Community College Returns as Interim President
Dr. Robert E. Miller, the founding president of Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), has been appointed interim QVCC president, following the departure of Dr. Ross Tomlin.
Nov 26, 2012

Grant for New Media Studies Program Announced
Middlesex Community College was awarded a $2.5 million U.S. Dept of Labor Grant for a New Media Studies initiative to help establish and support specific pathways in this growing career field.
Nov 05, 2012

Interim President Austin Appoints Dennis C. Murphy as Interim Chief of Staff
Board of Regents for Higher Education Interim President Philip E. Austin announced that he has appointed Deputy Labor Commissioner Dennis C. Murphy as his Interim Chief of Staff.
Oct 26, 2012

Board Approves Interim President Austin’s Contract
Chairman Lewis J. Robinson announced the Board has approved the terms of Interim President Philip E. Austin’s employment contract.
Oct 25, 2012

Meotti Stepping Down From Board of Regents Central Office
Board of Regents Chairman Lewis J. Robinson and Interim President Philip E. Austin today announced that Executive Vice President Michael P. Meotti has chosen to step down from his position at the central office.
Oct 12, 2012

Board of Regents Recommends Philip E. Austin to Gov. Malloy as Interim President
The Board of Regents for Higher Education today voted to recommend Philip E. Austin to Governor Dannel P. Malloy as interim president of the board
Oct 12, 2012

Statement of Chairman Lewis J. Robinson Regarding the Resignation of President Kennedy
Board of Regents Chairman Lewis J. Robinson accepted the resignation of President Robert A. Kennedy this morning.
Oct 12, 2012

Statement of President Robert A. Kennedy Regarding his Resignation
Board of Regents for Higher Education President Robert A. Kennedy announced his resignation this morning, effective immediately.
Oct 12, 2012

Statement of BOR Chair Lewis J. Robinson Regarding President Kennedy
Board of Regents Chairman Lewis J. Robinson released the following statement regarding President Kennedy.
Oct 11, 2012

President Suspends All Salary Adjustments; Chairman Forms Special Committee
Regents president suspends all salary adjustments immediately pending thorough review of board; chairman forms special committee on administration to formulate policies/procedures, review adjustments.
Oct 10, 2012

Statement of Board of Regents Chairman Lewis J. Robinson and President Robert A. Kennedy
Chairman of the Board of Regents, Lewis J. Robinson, and President Robert A. Kennedy today issued the statement below responding to recent media reports.
Oct 09, 2012

Gov. Malloy Attends Ceremonies at Community College Advanced Manufacturing Centers
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today joined President Robert A. Kennedy at ribbon-cutting ceremonies marking the opening of new Advanced Manufacturing Centers
Oct 09, 2012

With Consolidation Savings, Board Approves 47 New Faculty/Student Support Positions Across Campuses
The Board of Regents approved the second round of tenure track faculty and direct student support positions funded solely through central office consolidation savings.
Sep 25, 2012

Educator Preparation Advisory Council focuses on quality in teacher and school leader programming
At the request of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, the Educator Preparation Advisory Council, a joint initiative of the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Board of Regents for Higher Education, has been convened to develop policy recommendations
Sep 20, 2012

Gov. Malloy Announces $12 Million for ConnSCU Consortium Grant Proposal
Grant to provide targeted certifications, industry-recognized credentials, and associate degrees to dislocated workers, veterans and other under-employed workers for careers in the growing health and life science fields.
Sep 19, 2012

Transfer and Articulation Policy Moving Forward
Approved by the Board of Regents for Higher Education in March, the Transfer and Articulation Policy (TAP) is moving forward toward implementation.
Sep 11, 2012

Gov. Malloy Highlights New College Readiness and Completion Law
New Requirements Help Ensure College Students Receive Better Preparation for the Job Market
Aug 29, 2012

Board Receives Additional Funding Through College Access Challenge Grant
Additional funding has been awarded to the Board of Regents to help continue to reduce remediation and improve college readiness among underserved populations in Connecticut.
Aug 20, 2012

Department of Construction Services Earns LEED(r) Gold Certification for Norwalk Community College
The Norwalk Community College Center for Science Health and Wellness was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification.
Jul 19, 2012

Regents President Identifies $5.5 Million in Central Office Savings
President Robert A. Kennedy announced through central office personnel savings, at least 40-45 new tenure-track faculty and direct student support positions will be funded.
Jun 22, 2012

Community College Manufacturing Centers to Host Open Houses
Three new community college manufacturing centers will host open houses throughout the summer.
Jun 20, 2012

Three New Community College Manufacturing Centers Now Enrolling Students
Three new community college manufacturing centers are enrolling students for the fall 2012 semester with an expected Advanced Manufacturing Certificate completion date of May 2013.
Jun 05, 2012

Board Formally Names Vice Presidents
The Board of Regents for Higher Education today formally named Dr. Elsa Núñez and Dr. David Levinson as the Vice Presidents for the State Universities and Community Colleges, respectively
May 18, 2012

Board Names 2012 Research and Teaching Award Recipients
The Board of Regents today named the recipients of the Research and Teaching awards, which recognizes the exceptional research and teaching by faculty at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities.
May 18, 2012

Gov. Malloy Announces $31.5 Million in College Access, Readiness Grant
U.S. Department of Education has awarded CT a seven-year, $31.5 million grant to improve college access and readiness.
May 03, 2012

Connecticut Community College Students Honored at the State Capitol
Community College Students Honored at the 2012 All-Connecticut Academic Team Awards Ceremony
May 02, 2012

12 Outstanding CSU Students Receive Henry Barnard Award
Twelve outstanding college students from the four Connecticut State Universities were honored by the Connecticut State University System Foundation.
Apr 24, 2012

Students Honored at Annual College Academic Day
Twenty-one students, each representing a campus of the ConnSCU system, were honored during the Annual College Academic Day celebration at the State Capitol.
Apr 18, 2012

President Kennedy Announces New Academic Leadership Structure
President Robert A. Kennedy announced a new academic leadership structure at the Board of Regents, helping to streamline and strengthen academic affairs.
Apr 17, 2012

Board Chairman Confirmed by General Assembly
Board of Regents Chairman, Lewis J. Robinson, has been confirmed by the Connecticut General Assembly.
Apr 04, 2012

Board of Regents Approves Transfers Across 17 Institutions
The Board of Regents approved a seamless transfer agreement across its 12 community colleges, four state universities and Charter Oak State College.
Mar 15, 2012

Board of Regents Committee Works to Improve Transfers
The Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee worked with the Faculty Advisory Council to improve transfers
Mar 13, 2012

Senate Confirms Dr. Robert A. Kennedy as President
The Connecticut State Senate today confirmed the appointment of Dr. Robert A. Kennedy as President of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR).
Feb 29, 2012

Regents’ Committee Holds Forum on Transfer Proposal
The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will hold a public forum Friday, March 9 on a draft transfer and articulation policy being considered.
Feb 23, 2012

Connecticut Kicks Off Energy Efficiency Program with Projects at Eastern
Connecticut taxpayers will save $136,061 annually thanks to a lighting system upgrade at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Feb 14, 2012

Gov Malloy Proposed to Enhance Education Profession
Announces Initiatives To Attract, Develop, and Retain High-Achieving Teachers and School Leaders
Feb 07, 2012

Three Community Colleges Selected for Manufacturing Centers
President Robert A. Kennedy announced the selection of three community colleges for the creation of manufacturing centers to meet the state’s manufacturing workforce needs.
Jan 31, 2012

Board Approves Modest Tuition/Fee Increase
Money will largely be used to hire additional faculty/student support staff.
Jan 20, 2012

Board Recommends Dr. Robert A. Kennedy For Permanent Appointment
The Board of Regents for Higher Education recommended Dr. Robert A. Kennedy to Governor Dannel P. Malloy for the position of BOR President
Jan 19, 2012

Modest Tuition/Fee Increase Recommended
On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Board of Regents for Higher Education will consider a recommended modest increase in tuition and fees for 16 out of its 17 institutions
Jan 17, 2012