September 2020


CSCU President Ojakian Announces Intention to Retire

CSCU President Mark Ojakian today announced his intention to retire effective January 1, 2021, after more than 40 years of public service in Connecticut.


BOR Funds Free Community College Programs for Fall 2020 Semester

The Board of Regents for Higher Education allocated $3 million in one-time funding to launch the Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT) free community college program for the fall 2020 semester.


CSCU Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Research

The Board of Regents for Higher Education named 18 CSCU faculty as recipients of the annual 2019–20 Board of Regents Faculty Awards


Board of Regents Appoints Interim College Leadership Team

The Board of Regents for Higher Education appointed Dr. David Levinson as interim president of Connecticut State Community College, and named several members of Connecticut State Community College’s interim senior team.


Five Campus Chief Executive Officers Appointed by the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents selected five campus chief executive officers who will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, and Middlesex Community Colleges.


US News and World Report Rank CSCU Institutions

US News and World Report ranked Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities as top Regional Universities North.


CCC System Ranked Fifth in the U.S.; NCCC Ranked Sixth Best in the Country

Wallet Hub ranked Connecticut’s Community College system fifth best in the nation, and Northwestern Connecticut Community College the sixth best community college in the country. Wallet Hub also ranked Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Asnuntuck and Capital Community College among the state’s best.


UConn and CSCU Libraries Partner to Acquire eBooks

The UConn Library and the CSCU Library Consortium have partnered to acquire major university press eBook collections from Walter De Gruyter Inc. which gives students, faculty and staff access to 4,800 books through the De Gruyter platform.


CCC Receives $3 Million Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant

Capital Community College has won a $3 million federal grant to improve student achievement and increase retention and graduation rates of low-income students.


The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation Awards Grants to CSCU Colleges

As part of Aurora Foundation’s 2020 Grantee College Success Programs, Charter Oak State College was awarded $14,500 for its Women in Transition Program, and Asnuntuck Community College and Tunxis Community Colleges were awarded $7,500 each for their Launch Their Leadership Journey Programs.


HCC and NCC Launch No-Cost Healthcare Career Training

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a surplus of displaced workers, Housatonic and Norwalk Community College launched a no-cost, fast-track healthcare training pilot program.


CSCU Embarks on Path to Ensure Employability of its Graduates

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities partnered with The QA Commons to evaluate how higher education programs are preparing graduates for employment by focusing on the skills employers need, but are often lacking.


SCSU’s Unique Library Science Program Earns Accreditation

Southern Connecticut State University’s Master of Library and Information Science degree program earned full accreditation by the American Library Association, and is the only accredited program of its kind in Connecticut and one of three in New England.


12 Students from the Connecticut State Universities Receive Henry Barnard Awards

Twelve outstanding students from the four Connecticut State Universities were awarded the Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award by the CSCU Foundation


Phi Theta Kappa CCC Students Named to All-Connecticut Academic Team

Thirty-one high-achieving students from Connecticut’s 12 community colleges were named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Connecticut Academic Team.

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