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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.

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 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.

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.

Academic deans of distinction

Five area college and university leaders are working to better integrate their schools with the outside world – in one case, a world away