Who We Are
CONNECT seeks to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.
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:
The executive officers of the CONNECT institutions act cooperatively to strengthen their institutional missions and enrich life in the region.
Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq.
President, Bridgewater State University
Treasurer, CONNECT Partnership
Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D.
President, Bristol Community College
Board Chair, CONNECT Partnership
John L. Cox, Ph.D.
President, Cape Cod Community College
Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS
President, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
President, Massasoit Community College
Mark A. Fuller, Ph.D.
Chancellor, UMass Dartmouth
Stacey A. Kaminski, Ed.D.
Executive Director, CONNECT Partnership
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
- STEM Network
- Eliminating transfer barriers through Transfer Coordinators
- Annual Legislative Gatherings & Awards
- Promoting workforce alignment through CEO meetings & summits
- Reverse Transfer program
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A partnership of six public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts that leverages the strength and excellence of these colleges to expand education access, enable cost-savings, and advance student achievement.