About

CONNECT is a consortium of six public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts that enhances education access, enables cost-savings, and advances student achievement.

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Massasoit Community College
  • UMASS Dartmouth

Our Purpose

CONNECT’s seeks to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

Mission

CONNECT’s mission is to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region. CONNECT pursues its mission by focusing on four major initiatives:

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Enhance academic programs and ease transfer of students among the institutions
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Foster economic development throughout the region
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Promote cultural programs and projects
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Share expertise and resources

The executive officers of the CONNECT institutions act cooperatively to strengthen their institutional missions and enrich life in the region.

Team

BSU Frederick W. Clark Jr. Esq.

Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq.
President, Bridgewater State University
Treasurer, CONNECT Partnership

Bristol CC Laura L Douglas PHD

Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D.
President, Bristol Community College
Board Chair, CONNECT Partnership

CCCC John L Cox PHD

John L. Cox, Ph.D.
President, Cape Cod Community College

Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonaldUSMS President Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS
President, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Ray DiPasquale President Massasoit Community College

Ray DiPasquale
President, Massasoit Community College

Mark Fuller Ph.D. Chancellor UMass Dartmouth

Mark Fuller, Ph.D.
Chancellor, UMass Dartmouth

Stcaey Kaminski CONNECT

Stacey A. Kaminski, Ed.D.
Executive Director, CONNECT Partnership

Recognition

The CONNECT partnership has become a model for cooperation among regional institutions of higher education and interaction with various segments of society.

The partnership has been recognized for its success in enriching public higher education as well as its societal impact on school districts, businesses, social service agencies, and governmental organizations.

Key achievements of the CONNECT partnership:

  • Math & English curriculum alignment
  • Key Talent Leadership Program
  • Lead Advisory Leadership Program
  • College Readiness Conference
  • CONNECT4Wind
  • STEM Network
  • MassTransfer
  • Eliminating transfer barriers through Transfer Coordinators
  • Annual Legislative Gatherings & Awards
  • Promoting workforce alignment through CEO meetings & summits
  • Reverse Transfer program

Connect with Us

Reach out to Stacey Kaminski at Stacey.Kaminski@connectsemass.org
to learn more about the CONNECT partnership.