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CSCU names Gates interim president

Jane McBride Gates, who has been CSCU’s provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs since 2016, will succeed Mark Ojakian, who is retiring on Dec. 31.

CSCU, citing budget crisis, seeking $69 million bailout from state

Last week, the unaffiliated University of Connecticut asked the state for a $104.4 million bailout.

CSCU President Ojakian ‘cautiously optimistic’ over future; announces retirement

While the system’s Board of Regents has predicted a 10% drop in enrollment at its four universities, “The preliminary numbers we’re seeing have been better than that,” Mark Ojakian said. “We’re hopeful that no institution hits that 10% mark.”

CSCU names CEOs at five community colleges as part of consolidation...

The moves are the latest in the organization’s “Students First” plan to merge its community colleges into one accredited institution by 2023. The result, to be called Connecticut State Community College, still needs to be accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Connecticut colleges and universities to begin reopening on May 20

A plan for a phased reopening of colleges and universities was unveiled by Gov. Ned Lamont today, as the state’s death toll topped 2,700 but hospitalizations again declined.

CSCU confirms community college tuition, fees to remain flat

Meanwhile, students at the four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- will pay roughly $400 or $800 more per year.

CSCU aiming to maintain community college tuition rate

Students at the four state universities – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- would pay $6,162 for full-time in-state tuition, up from the current $5,924.

CSCU offers free tuition for community college students

Funding for the initiative is still to be finalized; the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system estimates it could cost as much as $15 million.

Paul Broadie exiting as president of Housatonic, Gateway community colleges

Broadie became president of Housatonic in 2015, and added Gateway to his responsibilities in 2017 when Dorsey Kendrick retired from its presidency.

CSCU college consolidation plan still facing plenty of opposition

“There is always going to be a reaction to substantial change,” says newly installed CSCU regional president Thomas Coley, whose oversight includes Bridgeport's Housatonic and Norwalk Community College, “which is what you’re witnessing now. It takes time and conversation.”

Conn. community colleges must cut $12.5M under new budget

The system’s community colleges include Norwalk Community College and Bridgeport’s Housatonic Community College.

Interim CEOs named at Norwalk Community College, three others

Meanwhile, faculty at five community colleges and two state universities have delivered votes of no confidence in a plan to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges into one system.

In-state tuition for NY, NJ residents draws students to WestConn

Multimillion-dollar construction projects, enrollment numbers, a new branding initiative and, according to WCSU President John Clark, the overall atmosphere are all positive signs at the 116-year-old university.

CSCU approves 5 percent tuition increase at Connecticut state universities

Average tuition and fees at CSCU universities -- including WestConn in Danbury -- will increase by $479 or 4.4 percent for an in-state undergraduate commuter student and by $860 or 3.6 percent for in-state residential students.

Senate committee passes bill that could block CSCU consolidation plan

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has been wrestling with ways to make up what it says could be a $57 million shortfall.