STUDENTS ARE THE CENTER OF MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Middlesex Community College is a place where students are at the center of everything we do. We are the perfect size for most students who want a college experience not far from home. Our students, faculty, and staff, get to know one another in a true academic community – sort of like being in one big family.
The first thing people notice is our beautiful main campus, centrally located in Middletown. We have a satellite center in the city of Meriden, and a growing online campus that’s available 24/7, worldwide.
At Middlesex, students have a choice of over 70 academic programs. In general, they fall into six clusters: health & life sciences, arts & media, business, technology, the humanities, and social sciences – which includes criminal justice, human services, and early childhood education. Most importantly, they find a warm and welcoming place where each and every student matters.
In fact, over 80,000 students have come to Middlesex since we first opened in the year 1966. Tens of thousands have earned their degrees and certificates, continued their education to the Bachelor’s degree and beyond, entered the workforce, and led successful careers.
During our 52-year history, Middlesex has been an important step in the journey for so many people. We are defined as one community – united in our mission to help students achieve their individual goals and become productive, engaged global citizens.
Our students often bring raw talent and uncertainty. They expect college to be a place where they will discern their passion, and prepare them for what the future holds in store for them. In exchange, we offer a nurturing environment where students find faculty who are dedicated to being teachers first, student services professionals who are focused on academic and career success, an entire team of folks who keep the college running and the bills paid, administrators who defend the community college open door, and an affordable, outstanding educational experience.
In short, community colleges transform lives. I’ve worked at three of them – and they’ve transformed mine.
This fall, I will begin my seventh full year at MxCC and celebrate my 31st anniversary of working in the Connecticut Community Colleges. As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” I’ll admit, some days aren’t “fun.” Luckily, they’re far outnumbered by the days I am inspired by the dedicated, creative work you do with each other, with me, and with our students. Every single day I am inspired by the students themselves. Their individual stories of grit, personal challenges, determination, failure, and success have brought me great joy in learning what it means to be “community college folk.” I hope the same is true for you.
Best wishes to you as we enter a new academic year.
Welcome to Middlesex Community College!
Steven Minkler, Ed.D.
Campus Chief Executive Officer & Dean of Academic Affairs