About the Board of Regents

The Board of Regents (BOR) sets statewide tuition and student fee policies; establishes financial aid policies; reviews, licenses, and accredits academic programs; and conducts searches for the CSCU Chancellor. BOR also holds broad responsibilities for development and coordination of statewide higher education policy.


  • 9 - appointed by the Governor.
  • 4 - appointed by legislative leadership, of whom one is a specialist in K-12 education and three are alumni of the Connecticut Community Colleges, Connecticut State Universities, and/or Charter Oak State College.
  • 2 - students chosen by their peers (chair and vice-chair of the Student Advisory Committee).

Board Chair
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.


  • 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
  • Chief Workforce Officer
  • Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Vice Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee


The BOR was established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 2011 (via Public Act 11-48 as amended by Public Act 11-61) bringing together the governance structure for the Connecticut State Universities, Connecticut Community Colleges and Charter Oak State College.

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Plans & Requirements

New Regents Training

Required by Public Act No 22-16, effective July 1, 2022

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Plan for Access to Reproductive Health Care Services by Students

Pursuant to Public Act 23-41

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