On Tuesday, January 30, the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly held a forum on the proposed Community College Consolidation, known as “Students First.” The forum can be watched on demand from CT-N here.
CSCU President, Mark Ojakian, was questioned by legislators for nearly two hours about the proposed consolidation. President Ojakian shared the following PowerPoint Presentation with the Committee:
Several faculty and staff from the 4Cs, CSU-AAUP and SUOAF-AFSCME attended to testify against the consolidation, along with students from the community colleges and representatives of the various community college foundations.
Many media outlets covered the forum:
- Legislators Pepper Ojakian With Questions About Community College Consolidation Plan (Hartford Courant)
- Lawmakers question college consolidation plan (Connecticut Post)
- CSCU President Pushing Plan for Community College Consolidation (NBC Connecticut)
- Proposal to consolidate state’s community colleges (Fox 61)