On Monday Gov. Malloy signed Executive Order No. 36, a directive to evaluate military training and education for academic credit in colleges and universities.
Board of Regents President Gregory W. Gray released a statement applauding the Executive Order, saying it will "help veterans earn degrees and certifications."
“Veterans are an integral part of Connecticut’s state colleges and universities and bring with them unique skill sets and unrivaled leadership training that greatly benefits our campus communities,” Gray said in the statement. “This is an important step in reintegrating veterans into higher education and the workforce.”
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CONNSCU) have a history of providing academic access to our states’ veterans through the establishment of welcome centers and counseling support and other services.
The Board of Regents and UConn are working together to establish a standardized process for ensuring veterans can apply their military education towards college credit, according to the statement.