Malloy to discuss funding plan for Conn. colleges

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is discussing his proposal to spend more than $134 million on the newly consolidated Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.

The money is part of a multi-year strategic improvement plan, “Transform CSCU 2020.” The goal is to help unite the 12 community colleges, four state universities and the online Charter Oak State College and create a system that better serves students and prepares them to work in the state’s strongest industry growth sectors.

Malloy will appear Wednesday at Manchester Community College with officials from the Board of Regents for Higher Education, state legislators, faculty, students and business leaders to discuss the new initiative.

The funding, which needs legislative approval, will pay for numerous improvements including, high-tech classrooms, expanded manufacturing programs, teacher training and system-wide credit transfers.

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