CCSU's Annual Report, 2009-2010
From President Jack Miller
As we look back, 2009-10 was a year of continuing
improvement in our University on a number of fronts. Perhaps most importantly,
we have continued to come together as a cohesive university, working together
to provide the highest quality collegiate and post-graduate educational experience
that we are able to. To be sure, we have our differences, but they are for the
most part constructive differences arising from our conversations about what is
best for our students, what is best for Central.
One key measure of the success of our efforts is the
improvement of our student’s success. CCSU’s enrollment has grown by some 6
percent--but not from enrolling more students. Rather, thanks to the efforts of
a number of people and programs, we are doing a much better job of retaining
students and helping them to persist to graduation.
Our work on campus sustainability projects has also been
successful. Princeton Review selected the University as a “Green College” in
2010 because of our environmental commitment. And while that is indeed an
honor, of more importance is that our sustainability projects are leading to
significant savings for our operations. That is good news in these economically
You will discover more about our many accomplishments during
the past year in this report. But let me close by highlighting one of our
University’s most distinctive elements, our commitment to engage our community.
As you will see here, our efforts to engage our communities
have continued to expand and to deepen our connections to New Britain and the
central Connecticut region. Our students are increasingly participating in
programs designed to improve the lives of those who live there. So we continue
to serve as a multidimensional resource for our communities, our state, and our
region—both as an institution offering an excellent and nationally honored
education and as one aiming to have a powerfully positive impact on the lives
of our neighbors and our fellow citizens in Connecticut.