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CSCU seeking millions from state; various tuition scenarios under discussion

Among the schools in the CSCU system are Norwalk Community College, Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

CSCU board unanimously approves revised college consolidation plan

The revised “Students First” plan calls for the consolidation to take place in 2023, the hiring of three regional presidents in 2019 and the gradual elimination of 117 jobs, mostly administrative in nature.

CSCU profs due 11 percent raises while system struggles to make...

“These raises again demonstrate how SEBAC has drained the Connecticut budget of funding for job programs, health care, elderly supports, social services and clearly even students,” said Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano.

CSCU offers up revised college consolidation plan

CSCU President Mark Ojakian said the revised plan would save $17 million when fully implemented, as opposed to the $23 million as originally proposed.

Norwalk Community College Senate demands CSCU drop consolidation plan

The 31-0 vote comes about three weeks after the faculty senate at Central Connecticut State University called for CSCU President Mark Ojakian's resignation.

Stung by failure of his consolidation plan, CSCU President Mark Ojakian...

Ojakian spurns criticism and demands for his resignation. I’m a lot tougher than I look, he says. ”I don’t have a lot of tolerance for people criticizing from the sidelines.”

Facing cuts, colleges look for new revenues

The failure of a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into one system is adding to the financial pressure on each school.

CSCU says community college tuition could skyrocket without consolidation

The colleges face a cumulative deficit of $144 million by fiscal year 2021, according to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian.

CSCU consolidation plan rejected; school closings possible

“In five years, our institutions will be financially insolvent," declared Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian.

Connecticut State Colleges and University consolidation plan approved by regents

The plan now goes to accrediting body The New England Association of Schools and Colleges for its consideration.

CSCU President Mark Ojakian: Following consolidation vote, plenty of work yet...

“We have to compete for a limited number of students by taking a thoughtful and creative approach," says CSCU President Mark Ojakian.

CSCU board approves consolidation plan

The plan calls for cutting about 190 administrative jobs by 2021.

CSCU Regents to consider consolidation plan on Wednesday

If approved, the consolidation would begin in July 2019 and would result in the cutting of about 190 administrative positions – including each institution’s president – by 2021.

UConn and CSCU sign amicus brief in DACA lawsuit

UConn President Susan Herbst said ending DACA meant the school "will lose the tuition revenue that these students contribute."

CSCU looking to consolidate 12 community colleges into one system

The changes would most likely take place by July 1, 2019.