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Connecticut Community Colleges

Community College CEO Search

Finalists Announced

April 6, 2020, Learn more about the candidates

About the Search

The Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) and the CT State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) are undertaking a major reorganization of Connecticut's community college system. The BOR and CSCU plan to consolidate the 12, independently administered community colleges into a singly accredited institution by 2023. This single institution with 12 campuses geographically distributed statewide will provide credit and non-credit programs to more than 80,000 students in rural, suburban and urban communities. This bold plan to establish an academically integrated institution will provide Connecticut students with an affordable, accessible, high-quality education that meets their personal goals and the community-based workforce needs of the state. A structural change of this magnitude will ensure a sustainable future for the community college system.

Implementing such a significant transformation will involve aligning college curricula statewide to support high-quality educational programs and seamless transfer; implementing initiatives such as Guided Pathways to improve and increase student enrollment, retention, completion, and career readiness; centralizing administrative functions; and sharing resources across campuses. The new consolidated institution will be administered by a regionalized leadership team, of which the Campus CEO will be a key position. The BOR and CSCU seek leaders for this transformational change to position the campuses, their students and graduates, and Connecticut for a secure and vibrant future.

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For position inquiries and nominations, please contact Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner with Academic Career & Executive Search: or call 860-740-2600

For general questions concerning the search process, please contact Erin Fitzgerald in the Office of Board Affairs.

For media inquiries, please contact Leigh Appleby, CSCU Director of Communications.