2016 Releases

Message from President Ojakian - DACA and Undocumented Students at CSCU (English & Spanish)
As I stated in early November, I am deeply concerned about the anxiety and unrest across our nation, in our state and about its impact on our campus life and especially our students.
Dec 12, 2016

BOR Extends Contract for Mark E. Ojakian as President of CSCU
The BOR voted today to extend Mark E. Ojakian’s employment contract as President of CSCU for an additional 3 years, and to remove the “Interim” designation from his title.
Dec 08, 2016

Important Message from President Ojakian
Like many of you, I have been deeply troubled by the unrest across our nation and state as a result of last week’s elections. I continue to look to our campus communities as a source of optimism and confidence.
Nov 15, 2016

CSCU Announces Coordinated Efforts to Prevent and Address Sexual Assault on College Campuses
The efforts include an online tool to educate students on bystander intervention, consent, and sexual assault.
Nov 02, 2016

President Ojakian Joined Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman for Historic Bill Signing at Housatonic
This bill helps retain Sikorsky’s headquarters and jobs in Connecticut and increase investment with in-state suppliers.
Oct 31, 2016

BOR Names New President for Central Connecticut State University
Today, the Board of Regents for Higher Education unanimously voted to select Dr. Zulma R. Toro as the thirteenth President of Central Connecticut State University.
Oct 20, 2016

BOR Establishes Formal Approval Process for Armed Police Forces on Community College Campuses
Today, the Connecticut Board of Regents established a formal approval process for community colleges wishing to have armed police forces on their campuses.
Oct 20, 2016

BOR Passes New Student Health Insurance Proposal
Today, the Board of Regents approved a proposal that will eliminate the mandatory insurance plan currently offered at Connecticut State Universities.
Oct 20, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian on Student Health Insurance Proposal
Today, the Board of Regents Finance and Infrastructure Committee approved a proposal that will eliminate the mandatory insurance plan currently offered at Connecticut State Universities
Oct 13, 2016

Three Finalists Named in CCSU President Search
All three candidates will be visiting the Central Connecticut State University campus during the week of September 26.
Sep 20, 2016

Two CT Community Colleges Among Top in Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-Income Students
Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) and Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) are among the top 25 community colleges nationwide that advance opportunities for low-income students.
Sep 16, 2016

#IHEARYOU Message From CSCU President Mark Ojakian

Sep 06, 2016

Connecticut Community Colleges Ranked 9th Best System for 2016
The data analyzed over 821 institutions across the country and took into account student enrollment, tuition costs and programs offered such as workforce development.
Aug 23, 2016

CSCU and CTDOL Launch Next Phase of College Enrollment Program for Connecticut Veterans
Unemployed State Veterans are Encouraged to Enroll in CSCU’s Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program
Aug 02, 2016

President Ojakian Announces Next Phase of College Enrollment Program for Veterans
Unemployed Connecticut Veterans are Encouraged to Enroll in CSCU’s Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program
Aug 02, 2016

Community Colleges Host Super Saturday Registration Blitz
12 Community Colleges Hold Registration Event on Aug. 6
Jul 28, 2016

Board of Regents Names New President for Southern
Today, the Board of Regents for Higher Education voted to select Dr. Joe Bertolino as the 12th President of Southern Connecticut State University.
Jul 07, 2016

46 Undocumented Students Scheduled to Attend Eastern in the Fall with Opportunity Scholarship
Students are primarily from Georgia or other “locked out” states where they are required to pay out-of-state tuition or prohibited from enrolling in their state’s colleges and universities altogether.
Jul 05, 2016

President Ojakian Names Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
Dr. Jane McBride Gates to join system office in August 2016.
Jun 28, 2016

Four CT Community Colleges Selected by White House to Receive Second Chance Pell Grants
The pilot program allows eligible incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants to pursue postsecondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs.
Jun 24, 2016

CSCU and Department of Labor Announce Enrollment Program for Unemployed CT Residents
Dedicated financial aid, scholarships, tuition reimbursement and CTDOL training-related funding are readily available for those who apply.
Jun 22, 2016

Three Finalists Named in Southern Connecticut State University President Search
A nationwide, months-long search for a new president of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven has been narrowed to three finalists.
Jun 10, 2016

President Ojakian and Governor Malloy Announce Manufacturing Jobs Challenge
Governor Malloy and President Ojakian launched a “300 Jobs, 300 Days” campaign to enroll and graduate a minimum of 300 students beginning in the upcoming fall 2016 semester.
May 25, 2016

CSCU Colleges Chosen for Dual Enrollment Experiment
The U.S. Department of Education announced the “Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment” which allocates approximately $20 million for 44 higher education institutions across the country to support students taking college courses while in high school.
May 17, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian on Guidance for Transgender Students
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a letter with joint guidance for schools receiving federal funding to ensure that all students, including transgender students, are free from discrimination.
May 13, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian on New Scholarship Program for Undocumented Students
Undocumented students can apply for scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for out-of- state and $7,250 per year for in-state to earn a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University.
May 10, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian Regarding Passage of Affirmative Consent Bill
President Mark E. Ojakian released the following statement regarding passage of House Bill 5376, a bill which brings a standard definition of Affirmative Consent to all state higher educatio institutions.
May 05, 2016

TECH Careers Act to Help More Americans Break into High-Paying Fields
Legislation Supports Job-Training Programs at Technical and Community Colleges
Apr 28, 2016

President Ojakian Encourages Cost Saving Measures to Address Budget Cuts
President Ojakian is encouraging cost saving measures by reminding employees that they may apply for unpaid leaves of absences through reduced weekly work schedules or volunteer furlough days.
Apr 14, 2016

12 Students from the Connecticut State Universities Receive Henry Barnard Awards
The 12 students — from Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State universities — were honored for academic excellence and community service at the 28th annual Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards banquet.
Apr 12, 2016

BOR Recognizes Faculty with Teaching, Research & Scholarly Excellence Awards
The awards are campus and system-wide recognitions of excellence in teaching or research, as well as creative and scholarly work by CSCU full-time, junior faculty and part-time faculty members.
Apr 12, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian on Proposed Tuition Increase
Today, President Mark E. Ojakian recommended a tuition increase to the Board of Regents for the four state universities, twelve community colleges and Charter Oak State College for the coming year.
Mar 23, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian on Raised Bills
President Ojakian testified before the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee in support of all three bills.
Mar 03, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian Regarding Affirmative Consent
President Ojakian released the following statement regarding a proposed bill that would define Affirmative Consent as it relates to sexual assault on college campuses
Mar 01, 2016

President Ojakian Announces Executive Searches for SCSU and CCSU
The selection process includes the establishment of a Board of Regents search committee, and a University Advisory Committee with members representing various constituency groups
Feb 25, 2016

Statement from President Ojakian on Special Police Forces on Community College Campuses
President Ojakian released the following statement regarding a proposed bill that would allow special police forces on the twelve state community colleges
Feb 18, 2016

Bond Commission Approves $38.7 Million for CSCU Capital Improvement Projects
The State Bond Commission today approved $38.7 million in capital improvement projects for the 17 institutions of CSCU.
Jan 29, 2016

Southern Connecticut State University President Leaving to Lead San José State University
Mary A. Papazian will resign as President of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) effective July 1, 2016, and will become the 29th president of San José State University.
Jan 27, 2016

Central Connecticut State University President to Retire
Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, announced that John W. Miller will retire as president of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) effective Sept. 15, 2016.
Jan 26, 2016

CSCU Prohibits Use of Hoverboards on Campuses
Due to safety concerns about fire and rider safety, hoverboards shall not be allowed to be either charged, operated or stored on CSCU campuses.
Jan 26, 2016

Public Forums on Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan
CSCU is seeking public input on its Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan, developed to deal with natural disasters.
Jan 22, 2016