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2019

Roberta Willis Scholarship Funding | Appropriations Committee

On March 7th, Connecticut students that attend CCIC Member Institutions visited the state Capitol to advocate for funding for the Roberta Willis Scholarship Program by testifying in front of the Appropriations Committee.

To see a video of the students’ compelling testimony, click here.

The following written testimony was also submitted:

CCIC
Sacred Heart University
University of Hartford

Academic Program Approval | Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee 

The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee hosted a public hearing on February 14th on SB 26: AN ACT MAKING PERMANENT THE MORATORIUM ON APPROVAL OF A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PROGRAMS AT INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  This bill permanently exempts non-profit institutions of higher education in Connecticut, that meet specific standards, from getting approval by the Office of Higher Education for each new academic program it introduces, for up to 12 new programs a year.  To review testimony from this hearing, see below.   To learn more about this issue, click here.

CCIC
Albertus Magnus College 
Goodwin College
Mitchell College
Fairfield University
Sacred Heart University
University of Bridgeport
University of Hartford
University of Saint Joseph


Additional Testimony from CCIC and its member institutions from the 2019 legislative session:


2018


Roberta Willis Scholarship Funding - Appropriations Committee

On February 15th,  Connecticut students that attend CCIC Member Institutions visited the state Capitol to advocate for funding for the Roberta Willis Scholarship Program by testifying in front of the Appropriations Committee.

To see a video of the students’ compelling testimony, click here.

To see CCIC’s testimony, click here. 

Additional Testimony from CCIC

 

2017


Opposing cuts to the Roberta Willis Scholarship Program and providing support for the Governor’s proposal to move the Office of Higher Education to the State Department of Education: 
 
CCIC
Albertus Magnus College
Connecticut College
Goodwin College
Sacred Heart University
University of Hartford
University of Saint Joseph
 
Watch students who receive grants from the Roberta Willis Scholarship Program testify here.

 

2016


Supporting SB 1, An Act Concerning Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Connecticut's Economic Future


Supporting SB 24, An Act Concerning Program Approval for Independent Institutions of Higher Education:

Support for SB 24 from Connecticut's business industry:


Opposing HB 5044, the Governor's budget bill for FY 17, which seeks to cut and consolidate the Governor’s Scholarship Program.


Supporting HB 5332, An Act Concerning the Governor's Scholarship Program, which makes important modifications to the program.

 

2015


Opposing the Speaker’s proposal eliminate the tax exemption for any real and personal property acquired after July 1, 2016, by private nonprofit institutions of higher learning (HB 6965)

 

Opposing the Governor’s proposal to exclude CT students attending independent colleges from the Governor’s Scholarship Program

 

2014


Community Contributions

Opposing the Speaker's Proposal to eliminate the PILOT program (HB 5583)

Seeking Changes to the Governor's Scholarship Program (HB 5468)


2013


Opposing the Governor's Scholarship Program (SB 844)

Supporting Changes to Streamline the Academic Program Approval Process (SB 1139)

2012


Opposing Cuts to the CT Independent College Student Grant (CICS)

Opposing Changes to Eligibility to Participate in the CICS Program Based on an Institution's Endowment

Streamline Program Approval Process

 2011


 

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