Students who are not fully vaccinated when they return to school will be placed in a “modified quarantine.”
After a six month search, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents on Friday appointed Terrence Cheng, a UConn administrator, to serve as the system’s new president.
If the coronavirus changes students’ attitudes toward residential life, the state’s public university’s and colleges face severe financial risk.
Lawmakers say the state should help programs, like higher education, beset by the COVID pandemic. Will the governor agree?
Connecticut’s state universities and community colleges are in fiscal crisis because of a pandemic-related enrollment drop.
Mark E. Ojakian, the political operative who became president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, persisted where academics failed.
Public universities, and their budgets, are counting on students’ willingness to accept a socially distant, hybrid campus experience.
The state’s community colleges must cut budgets by a collective $12.5 million next year under a $1.29 billion budget endorsed Thursday.
Connecticut students would pay $92 more next year in annual tuition and and fees at the state’s 12 community colleges under a proposal to be considered Wednesday.
Even with the 5 percent increase in tuition, the state’s four universities face a $20 million shortfall.
CSCU officials say that shortfall would occur if state funding and tuition stay flat, and warn free tuition for all might not be in the cards.
Mark Ojakian, president of the financially-troubled Connecticut State Colleges and University system, said Thursday he is embarking on a deep analysis of various tuition scenarios, including some free college models, to be weighed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education.
Ben Barnes, who has overseen Connecticut’s state finances for eight years as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s only secretary of policy and management, was named Monday as the chief financial officer for the state’s sprawling system of community colleges and regional state universities.
Connecticut’s public college and university system may need to seek additional state funding next year to maintain the programs it currently offers students, administrators warned Wednesday. At the same meeting, administrators explored potential new tuition and fee policies in an effort to incentivize students to complete their degrees.
Ben Barnes, who has overseen Connecticut’s budget as the secretary of the Office of Policy and Management from the first days of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration, is on a short list of candidates interviewed for the vacant post of chief financial officer at the state’s system of community colleges and regional universities.