Approval for ‘one college’ years away, but CSCU presses forward with consolidation plan

March 8, 2019 | The CT Mirror

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian’s steady progress toward consolidating the state’s 12 community colleges, while approval from accreditors is still years away, has stoked concerns among faculty and others who believe the merger is a bad idea.

But Ojakian said the steps he is taking — from hiring top executives who have state-wide or regional responsibilities to streamlining curriculum so it is more consistent across campuses — are necessary if the system is to be successful in its bid to consolidate all 12 community colleges into a single statewide college in 2023.

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