Connecticut State University System

Central Connecticut State University – New Britain
Southern Connecticut State University – New Haven
Eastern Connecticut State University – Willimantic
Western Connecticut State University – Danbury

The Connecticut State University System reaches throughout the state with major campuses in four metropolitan centers: Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, and it enrolls more than 36,000 students.

The origins of the Connecticut State University System date back to 1849 with the founding of a school for teachers in New Britain. During their distinguished history, the campuses have evolved from normal schools to teachers’ colleges to multipurpose state colleges and, finally, to universities.

Today, after 150 years of growth and development, the four campuses of the Connecticut State University System are thoroughly diversified institutions. Among their alumni are physicians, teachers, lawyers, dentists, nurses, clergy, business people, journalists, scholars, librarians, artists, and a host of other professionals. The graduates of the  Connecticut State University System contribute to all aspects of Connecticut economic, social, and cultural life.

In April 2011, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut legislature unveiled a plan to consolidate the management of higher education. Specifically, they created a Board of Regents for Higher Education which replaced the governance structures for the Connecticut State University System (CSUS), the Community Colleges, Charter Oak State College, and the Board of Governors for Higher Education. The transition from the CSUS Board of Trustees to the Board of Regents occurred between July 1 and December 31, 2011.

The governance of the Connecticut State University System is the responsibility of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, which comprises 19 appointments: nine by the governor (including the selection of one of his appointees as the chair); four by legislative leaders, two student representatives, and four ex-officio, non-voting members (commissioners of the Departments of Economic and Community Development, Public Health, Education and Labor).

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) leadership team works with the campus leaders, faculty, and staff to help increase the educational attainment of Connecticut’s adult population. All 17 college and university presidents report directly to the Board of Regents President, who reports to the Board of Regents for Higher Education. ConnSCU senior staff provide additional support and guidance for both the board and campuses.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Lewis J. Robinson, Jr., Chair Hartford
Yvette Melendez, Vice Chair South Glastonbury
Richard J. Balducci Deep River
Eugene L. Bell Gateway Community College Student
Naomi K. Cohen Bloomfield
Lawrence DeNardis Hamden    
Nicholas M. Donofrio    Ridgefield 
Matt Fleury Hartford 
Michael Fraser Western Connecticut State University Student
Merle W. Harris West Hartford 
Gary F. Holloway New Canaan 
Craig Lappen Manchester 
Rene Lerer Avon 
Michael E. Pollard Stamford 
Zac Zeitlin Westport 
Jewel Mullen (Ex-Officio)  Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health
Sharon Palmer (Ex-Officio) Commissioner of the Department of Labor
Stefan Pryor (Ex-Officio) Education Commissioner
Catherine Smith (Ex-Officio) Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

ConnSCU Leadership

Philip E. Austin Interim President of the Board of Regents
Elsa Nunez Vice President for State Universities
David L. Levinson Interim Vice President for Community Colleges
Dennis Murphy Interim Chief of Staff
Elaine Clark Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities and Infrastructure Planning
Steve Weinberger Vice President for Human Resources
Bill Bowes Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Wendy Chang Chief Information Officer
Gail Coppage Director of Innovation and Outreach
Dr. Braden Hosch Director of Policy & Research
Colleen Flanagan Johnson Director of Public Affairs & Marketing
Erin Fitzgerald Associate Director for Board Affairs
Kyle Thomas Legislative Program Manager

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
39 Woodland Street • Hartford, Connecticut 06105

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