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Four-school consortium to set up novel higher education collective campus in Bridgeport

A novel higher education collective is being created at the University of Bridgeport campus to offer students the opportunity to study in several programs, or from several schools, all in one physical location.

Gov. Ned Lamont and leaders from Goodwin University, Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport and the Paier College of Art announced the new consortium on June 30, 2020.  Robert L. Berchem played an integral role as the University of Bridgeport Board Chair in crafting a new path forward to preserve programs and the campus environment.

“This venture presents a proactive plan to strengthen the University of Bridgeport in order to protect the futures of our students,” offered Robert Berchem. “Goodwin University’s president, Mark Scheinberg, has a vision to bring together educational organizations, economic drivers, and city leaders in a collaboration that gives students a solid path through higher education that enables them to build the future they envision.”

To read the article by Zach Murdock published in the Hartford Courant on June 30, 2020, click here.

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