Rep. Greene on Friday joined local and state legislators, students, college professors and administrators for the first Naugatuck Valley Community College Legislative Breakfast, “Toward a Shared Agenda,” to discuss the College’s growth, its challenges and successes and its plan for the future.
The event, hosted by the college and NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., was a way for local legislators to learn first-hand the issues affecting Connecticut’s community colleges and how the decisions made in Hartford directly affect the educational system across the state. Transportation and accessibility were two of the main topics covered during the breakfast.
“This is a learning experience for me. I’m a new guy (in the legislature) and I wasn’t aware of the transportation issue in the area,” Rep. Greene said during brief remarks. “Given the economic situation, community colleges will be leaned on a lot to supplement and help people move forward. We will help you fight to not close your doors or leave anyone out.”