A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the five public higher education institutions of CONNECT, it is our mission to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

Bridgewater State University Bristol Community College Massasoit Community College Cape Cod Community College UMASS Dartmouth


Regional STEM Networks Awarded Grant Funding for FY17

The Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network along with the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network recently received a total of $80,000 in grant funding to advance STEM education and training efforts throughout the region. The fiscal year 2017 grant for the Regional STEM Networks included incentives for collaboration across regions as well as for aligning focus areas with STEM Advisory Council priorities. Click here to read more about the awards.

CONNECT CEOs Hold Annual Retreat

Chief Executive Officers of the CONNECT Partnership met July 25, 2016, to chart the course for the organization's future. The leadership team, along with their campus liaisons, identified degree completion, economic development, effectiveness, and civic learning & engagement as areas of focus for FY2017. These areas support goals identified by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Vision Project.

Pictured, at right, are: Captain Brad Lima, vice president of Academic Affairs, MMA; CCCC President John Cox; MCC President Charles Wall; BCC President and CONNECT Chair Jack Sbrega; CONNECT Executive Director Stacey Kaminski; and BSU President Fred Clark.

CONNECT Featured in "News from the Nine"

The CONNECT Partnership is featured in the spring 2016 issue of "News from the Nine," the official newsletter of the Council of Presidents of the Massachusetts State Universities. The headline reads "CONNECT Remains a Vital Link in Southeastern Mass. and the Cape." Click here to read the complete article.

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