New Regents President Continues Conn. Schools Tour

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ The newly minted president of Connecticut’s Board of Regents is continuing his tour of the 17 state colleges and universities in the ConnSCU system.

Gregory Gray was scheduled to visit Charter Oak State College, the state’s online college, in New Britain on Monday. He was scheduled to meet with faculty, staff and students, as well as community and business leaders to discuss the Board of Regents’ long-range plan for the system.

During a recent interview with The Associated Press, Gray said he’d like to see greater use of the online school. It currently has about 1,600 students, which Gray called “a pittance.” By comparison, New York’s online college has about 30,000 students.

Gray said Charter Oak has the potential to reach a similar enrollment figure in a decade.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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