2020 Releases

Pres Ojakian on Congressional Action to End Prohibition on Pell Funding for Incarcerated Individuals
"It is common sense that those in prison should be afforded the opportunity to improve their lives and pursue a college education."
Dec 22, 2020

Board of Regents Appoints Dr. Jane Gates as Interim CSCU President
Since 2016, Dr. Gates has served as CSCU’s provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs – a role she will continue as she serves as interim president
Nov 19, 2020

UConn and CSCU Libraries Partner to Acquire eBooks
Access to these approximately 4,800 books is through the De Gruyter platform, which allows chapter-by-chapter downloads in PDF format without restrictions on simultaneous users.
Sep 14, 2020

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
Aug 12, 2020

2200 Students Eligible for PACT at Priority Deadline; Funding Remains on a First Come, First Served
Connecticut’s tuition and fee free community college program, has been strong, with more than 2,200 students receiving $2.5 million in grant awards through the July 15 deadline for priority consideration
Jul 27, 2020

Following PACT Priority Deadline, Potential Students Can Still Apply for Free Community College
Despite the July 15 priority deadline, it is not too late to apply for tuition and fee-free community college
Jul 16, 2020

Dean Lisa Dresdner Taking on Leadership Role at Naugatuck Valley Community College
On August 1, President Daisy Cocco De Filippis will be retiring as president of Naugatuck Community College after 12 years at the helm.
Jul 06, 2020

Board of Regents Funds Free Community College Programs for Fall 2020 Semester
The Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) today allocated $3 million in one-time funding to launch the Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT).
Jun 18, 2020

CSCU Embarks on Path to Ensure Employability of its Graduates
The QA Commons assessment will help Connecticut State Colleges & Universities restructure academic program review to help students succeed in their careers
Jun 10, 2020

CSCU Names Regional Workforce Development and Fiscal Officers
Will be responsible for the creation and administration of comprehensive workforce development strategies and initiatives that serve the needs of students/job seeker and the region’s business community
Jun 01, 2020

Message from CSCU President Mark Ojakian: CSCU Campuses Plan to Open this Fall
I am excited to announce that we are planning to return to our campuses in fall 2020 with significant measures in place to make our institutions as safe as possible.
May 29, 2020

12 Students from the Connecticut State Universities Receive Henry Barnard Awards
Twelve outstanding students from the four Connecticut State Universities were awarded the prestigious Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award by the CSCU Foundation
May 22, 2020

Phi Theta Kappa Recognizes Connecticut Community College Chapters with Top Awards
PTK is the international honor society for two-year colleges, and the PTK Catalyst event celebrates chapter excellence and student leadership among more than 1,300 chapters in 11 nations
May 22, 2020

2019–20 Board of Regents Faculty Awards
CSCU Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Research
May 20, 2020

BOR Appoints Interim College Leadership Team, Takes Significant Steps in Student First Plan
The new interim team has already begun work to prepare the future college for opening
May 14, 2020

Board of Regents Appoints Five Campus Chief Executive Officers
The BOR selected five campus chief executive officers who will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, and Middlesex
May 14, 2020

Phi Theta Kappa Community College Students Named to All-Connecticut Academic Team
Thirty-one high-achieving students from Connecticut’s 12 community colleges have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Connecticut Academic Team
May 01, 2020

College and University Foundations Support CSCU Students Affected by COVID-19
The foundations are providing emergency aid and other support to make sure CSCU students have access to the food, housing, and technology necessary to continue their education throughout this public health crisis
Apr 20, 2020

CSCU Institutions Partner to Create Face Shields & Devices for CT Health Care Providers
CSCU institutions have repurposed advanced manufacturing technology centers to help meet the state’s need for personal protective equipment (PPE)
Apr 09, 2020

Connecticut Colleges and Universities Honor College Credit for 2020 AP Exams
UConn, CSCU, and CCIC support College Board AP Exam changes in response to coronavirus, and promote acceptance of AP credit at Connecticut colleges and universities
Apr 06, 2020

SCSU, WCSU Athletic Facilities Converted into Mobile Hospitals; CSCU Institutions Donate PPE
Southern Connecticut State University’s Moore Fieldhouse and Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center are being transformed today into mobile hospitals to assist with the anticipated surge of patients affected with COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020

State Universities to Credit Students for Unused Room and Board
CSCU President Mark Ojakian has directed the four Connecticut State Universities to credit student accounts for unused room and board
Mar 25, 2020

CSCU Receives Lumina Foundation Grant to Support Program Quality and Equitable Student Success
CSCU announced the approval of a $350,000 Lumina Foundation grant to support quality program evaluation and the improvement of teaching and learning for equitable student success
Feb 07, 2020

Board of Regents Sets 2020-21 Tuition Rates
Under the approved structure, community college tuition and fees will remain flat.
Feb 06, 2020