Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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January 6, 2020

Senator Anwar Joins Leaders to Celebrate Goodwin College Becoming Goodwin University

EAST HARTFORD – Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) joined educational leaders as they announced and celebrated that Goodwin College, after 20 years of educational assistance and excellence, will become Goodwin University effective immediately. This move comes as the former college has seen significant growth in the last two decades, especially in the last 10 years, where enrollment increased by nearly 110 percent.

“Goodwin College has been a source of educational leadership in our community and in the greater Hartford region for decades. Goodwin University will advance that important legacy further,” said Sen. Anwar. “This is an expansion for a campus and an institution that has done so much good work for so many people that will simply serve to advance that good work. This new title and renewed emphasis on innovative learning will serve to support Connecticut’s future workforce needs even more than Goodwin already does.”

“Becoming Goodwin University is a natural progression for our institution, our faculty, our staff, our supporters, and most of all, our students,” said Goodwin University President Mark Scheinberg. “Over the past two decades, Goodwin has evolved from a technology training center into a leading nonprofit institution of higher learning that offers certificate programs as well as associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Not only does ‘University’ better reflect our range of offerings, it advances our mission to make a quality, career-focused education more accessible to a greater number of students. It also offers new opportunities for focused research that supports access, workforce, and community issues.”

Goodwin University’s transition comes as it has reorganized its five academic departments under three schools; the new School of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Business Technology and Advanced Manufacturing and the School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will help faculty members collaborate and develop curricula allowing students to attain more in-depth and well-rounded education.

Goodwin University leaders are excited about this news because it will allow them to further the university’s Universal Design for Learning, which approaches each student as individual learners. The UDK education model allows for increased flexibility in students’ educations and will soon expand into university departments and magnet schools.

This change will only further bolster Goodwin’s history of supporting state industry, with its nursing and manufacturing programs known for their bolstering of those workforces.