Message From The President
Since 1903, Western Connecticut State University’s mission has been to help our students imagine and construct exciting new futures. From its origins as a small normal school designed to prepare teachers, Western Connecticut State University has grown into a comprehensive regional institution providing undergraduate, master’s level and doctoral education in a variety of academic disciplines.
Today, Western offers a wide variety of graduate programs, most of which are designed for working adults who wish to enhance their careers through advanced study. These students represent the diversity that characterizes public higher education today. Some are pursuing broad courses of study that will provide an array of professional options. Others are pursuing more specific career goals. Some are just beginning their working lives. Others are seasoned professionals who bring substantial experience to the classroom.
No matter their age or field of study, all Western students receive the attention of faculty and staff mentors committed to helping them achieve their personal and professional goals. This process happens in an educational environment characteristic of New England’s best small private universities, but at a much more affordable cost.
As we progress through this first decade of our second century, our commitment remains firm to continue to serve not only our students, but also the residents of Danbury, Fairfield County, the state of Connecticut, and the world beyond. Their futures are our business. We look forward to helping you shape yours.
Warmest wishes and welcome to Western!
James W. Schmotter