The Meriden Center hosted an open student forum on November 15, 2011. Our panelists were President Wasescha,Dean Maslin, Dean Smalley, and Associate Dean Leonowich. Student turnout was great and many excellent questions were asked. Many students had questions about advising, transferring, and student financial aid. Other students wanted to know why the Meriden Center did not offer full programs of study and why it was not a “campus” and just a “center.
President Wasescha and Dean Maslin explained that with the expected continued enrollment growth of the center and approval from the accrediting body, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) the Meriden Center is prime for growth and more services. President Wasescha explained that the college must follow the rules and that the changes won’t be immediate, but they are being worked on.
The other major concerns students voiced were the need for better transportation between Meriden and Middletown, a weekend college in Meriden, increased student activities in Meriden, the need for childcare services, and a bookstore in Meriden.
Many thanks to all the students, faculty, and staff for participating in this event!