Governor Malloy Visits HCC
Governor Malloy Discusses "Go Back To Get Ahead" Initiative
Connecticut Governor Dannal P. Malloy was at Housatonic Community College on Monday, March 24. The purpose was to discuss the “Go Back To Get Ahead” initaitive. The plan involves having former students going back to college in order to get their degrees.
Individuals that have completed at least 12 college credits can complete their degrees at any one of the 17 colleges and universities. Approximately 170,000 individuals in Connecticut have not completed college for some reason or another. The Board of Regents is expecting that 7,000 of these individuals will sign up for the fall.
In order to quallfy, a prospective student must have dropped out at least 18 months ago. This could amount to big savings for each student in the program. It could save $4,000 in state universities and $1,500 in community colleges.
WHSU, Bridgeport’s National Public Radio affiliate, aired a segment on the event, as did News12Connecticut. The latter featured footage of faculty member Kirk Hughes discussing the news conference with a class.