2019 Releases

CSCU Officially Launches Pledge to Advance Connecticut
PACT allows Connecticut residents who meet certain eligibility criteria to attend any of Connecticut’s Community Colleges for up to three years free of mandatory tuition and fees
Dec 19, 2019

Gov Lamont Announces $26 Million in Federal Funding to Assist Low-Income Students Succeed in College
Funding to be Utilized by Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, and Naugatuck Valley Community College
Oct 30, 2019

NAACP Statewide Convention Endorses Students First
The resolution notes that Students First takes important steps toward closing the equity gap at the state’s community colleges while maintaining access
Oct 27, 2019

President Ojakian, Mayor Stewart Unveil Historic Marker
In 1849, New Britain was selected to host the Connecticut State Normal School, now CCSU, because of residents’ overwhelming support for the school
Sep 13, 2019

President Ojakian State of the System Address
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, CSCU President Mark Ojakian delivered his State of the System address live from Middlesex Community College’s Center for New Media.
Sep 10, 2019

Governor Lamont Re-Appoints Matt Fleury as Board of Regents Chair
Fleury has served as BOR chair since 2016 and has been a member of the board since 2011.
Sep 06, 2019

CSCU: SNAP Changes Will Hurt Students
Pres. Ojakian urges Sec. Perdue to scrap proposed rule that would disqualify more than 3 million low-income individuals across the nation from receiving food assistance
Jul 26, 2019

NECHE Issues Response to CSCU Update
Momentum continues in community college unification
Jul 23, 2019

Six CSCU Institutions Rank in Top 10 Computer Training Schools in Connecticut
QVCC, MCC, NCC, CCSU, NVCC, and GCC were recognized for providing top quality education in the field of technology
Jul 23, 2019

CSCU Receives $8 million Federal Grant to Develop Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships
The grant will build upon successful programs, including the pre-apprenticeship pipeline under the leadership of the Eastern Workforce Development Board, and create new models that can be replicated throughout Connecticut and nationwide
Jul 23, 2019

CSCU Selected to Receive Training & Assistance in PFS in Higher Education National Cohort
Third Sector will help communities explore leverage innovative financing to fund wraparound support services to improve matriculation, persistence, and graduation outcomes for underserved students.
Jun 28, 2019

CSCU Received Grant to Support Adult Learners
CSCU today announced the approval of a $291,300 Lumina Foundation grant to fund an adult learner policy audit and build infrastructure to address costs beyond tuition for adult students
Jun 26, 2019

Connecticut Board of Regents Approves 2019-20 Operating Budget
puts community colleges on a path to long-term sustainability
Jun 20, 2019

CSCU, SDE Partner to Encourage Community College Enrollment
First of several “Aspire” events to be held throughout the summer
Jun 18, 2019

New Report Shows Progress in Increasing College Readiness for Developmental Students
Since PA 12-40 was fully implemented across all 12 campuses in 2014, gateway course progression rates in both math and English have increased, while progression times have decreased.
Jun 13, 2019

CSCU Names Interim Campus Chief Executive Officers
President Mark Ojakian today announced the selection of four interim campus CEOs, with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of ACC, NCC, QVCC, and TCC
May 14, 2019

2018–19 Board of Regents Faculty Awards
The annual Board of Regents Faculty Awards are campus-wide recognitions of excellence in teaching or research, as well as creative and scholarly work by CSCU adjunct faculty and assistant and associate professors in tenure-track or tenured positions.
May 09, 2019

BOR Congratulates Charter Oak State College on 45th Anniversary
In 1973, the Connecticut General Assembly established COSC to help busy adults complete their higher education coursework. On December 27, 1974, the first four individuals graduated from COSC.
May 09, 2019

CT Community Colleges Join Achieving the Dream to Improve Student Success
The colleges will work collaboratively to implement, align and scale cutting edge reforms, work with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity, and connect with peers to foster learning and share information.
May 08, 2019

CSCU Announces Successful CHEFA Bond Pricing
The system has successfully priced $101.4 million of revenue bonds through the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority
May 02, 2019

Board of Regents Sets 2019-20 Community College Tuition Rates
Under the adopted structure, tuition and mandatory fees will increase by 2.1 percent, or approximately $92 per year for full-time students.
Apr 18, 2019

Board of Regents Appoints Regional Presidents
The Board of Regents voted unanimously to name Dr. Rob Steinmetz, Dr. James P. Lombella, and Dr. Thomas G. Coley as the three regional community college presidents
Apr 18, 2019

Community College Students Honored by All-Connecticut Academic Team
Twenty-five outstanding students from 11 community colleges of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) were honored Friday, April 12, at the State Capitol during the annual All-Connecticut Academic Team awards ceremony.
Apr 13, 2019

CSCU Foundation Names New President
Helen G. Sneed has been named president of the CSCU Foundation. She succeeds Robert Bourne who will retire after more than 20 years at the foundation.
Apr 10, 2019

Board of Regents Sets 2019-20 Tuition Rates
Under the adopted structure, tuition for CSU students will increase by 5 percent while mandatory university fees will be held flat and room fee increases will be capped at 2.5 percent
Mar 28, 2019

CSCU Announced Dual Admission Between Community College Nursing Program & Charter Oak State College
Community College Nursing Students Guaranteed Admission and Seamless Transfer to Charter Oak’s online RN to BSN
Mar 13, 2019

CSCU Makes Institutional Aid Application Available for Undocumented Students
To receive financial aid, students must meet certain age, residency, and criminal history requirements along with an affidavit with the institution they are attending about their intent to legalize their immigration status
Feb 26, 2019

CSCU Announces “Team Works” Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Plan
Plan designed to train 35,000 skilled workers needed for state’s 4,100 manufacturers
Feb 25, 2019

Sen. Blumenthal, Pres. Ojakian Call for End to Federal Ban on Pell Grants for Incarcerated
President Mark Ojakian and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today called for Congressional action to repeal the quarter-century-old ban on inmates from receiving federal Pell Grants
Feb 08, 2019

No or Low Cost Textbook Options Available for Connecticut Community College Students
Community college students within the CSCU system will now be able to easily search for No or Low Cost (NoLo) text-based course materials during course registration, offering significant potential savings for students
Jan 31, 2019

Pres. Ojakian Raises Concerns with Sec. Devos’s Proposed Title IX Changes
In a public comment submitted today, President Ojakian outlined specific issues with Secretary DeVos’s amendments to Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing assaults and protecting victims
Jan 29, 2019

Pres. Ojakian Statement on CCSU Theatre Department Organizational and Personnel Changes
I applaud President Toro for taking prompt and decisive action to make CCSU – and the theatre department in particular – a better, more welcoming learning environment.
Jan 23, 2019

Pres. Ojakian Announces Support for those Impacted by Federal Government Shutdown
In a letter to campus chief executives, President Ojakian directed colleges and universities to temporarily suspend tuition payments until the conclusion of the shutdown.
Jan 16, 2019