- Board of Regents
The Board of Regents for Higher Education governs seventeen Connecticut State Colleges & Universities - four state universities; 12 community colleges; and Charter Oak State College, Connecticut's only public, online, degree-granting institution.
Among many responsibilities, the board sets statewide tuition and student fee policies; establishes financial aid policies; reviews, licenses, and accredits academic programs; and, in collaboration with institutional stakeholders, conducts searches for and selects campus presidents. In addition to governance responsibilities, the board also holds broad responsibilities for development and coordination of statewide higher education policy.
The chair of the Board of Regents is appointed by the Governor and the Board of Regents elects a vice-chair and other officers from among its membership.
- 15 Voting Members
Nine appointed by the Governor. Four appointed by legislative leadership, of whom one is a specialist in K-12 education and the three remaining are alumni of the Connecticut Community Colleges, Connecticut State Universities, and/or Charter Oak State College. The chair and vice-chair of the Student Advisory Committee.
- 5 Non-Voting, Ex-Officio Members
Commissioner of the Department of Education, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Commissioner of the Department of Labor, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, and the Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee.