Malloy Favors Lighter Regulation Of Private College Programs

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told Connecticut private college presidents Monday that he definitely favors less regulation of private college programs than is now the case, but he thinks some level of review is necessary.

"We over-regulate, I have to agree with you," Malloy told the group. But, he added, "I'm not saying there shouldn't be some basic review. I'm not a no-review guy."

Malloy's comments came at a roundtable discussion at Wesleyan University with college presidents and top administrators from about a dozen private colleges and graduate programs — all members of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges.

The topic for the meeting was how private colleges and the state can collaborate to help stimulate job growth and economic development.

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