Community College Unions Issues Joint Statement Opposing Regentsā€™ Consolidation Plan

HARTFORD ā€“ Five faculty and professional unions serving the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system released a joint statement today, opposing the Board of Regentsā€™ proposal to consolidate 12 community colleges, saying it has shown no benefits so far, and risks the collegesā€™ accreditation and possibly their very existence.

The stateā€™s community colleges have been facing serious budgetary issues for several years.Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian first introduced the ā€œStudents Firstā€ proposal in 2017 in an effort to consolidate ā€˜back officeā€™ functions such as purchasing, and reduce leadership positions at the 12 campuses.

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