CCSU president to professors: ‘Put contentiousness behind us and MOVE ON’

Jack Miller, the president of Central Connecticut State University, came to the defense on Wednesday of Transform CSCU 2020 — the embattled reform initiatives being considered by the 17-college system.

“About two-thirds of the initiatives in Transform fit with the Strategic Plan which guides our efforts [already]. Many of the other one-third, while not in our current plan, perhaps should be,” Miller emailed a group of professors, state legislators, members of the Board of Regents and central office staff for the college system.

Miller’s email comes just two days after the 10 of the 11 “CSU Professors” — the highest designation faculty at Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut state universities can receive — co-signed a three-page letter in which they complain the system’s president is taking the schools down the wrong path. They also wrote they were removing their support for the president, Gregory Gray.

Miller’s email, however, called for a truce.

“Please, let us all get on the same side by identifying and fixing what you deem as errant with the initiatives in ‘Transform’ and revising goals that are not in our mutual interest. We need to put the contentiousness behind us and MOVE ON. It is time to stop finding fault and start drafting a revision which is mutually agreeable. If Transform is not to your liking, make it so,” he wrote.

Read Miller’s entire email here.