REGISTRATION FOR DEEP COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
The Center for Public Policy and Social Research (CPPSR), making use of the full range of University resources, is dedicated to enriching the quality of public policy, public service, applied research, University outreach, and community engagement throughout Connecticut, nationally and internationally.
Fulfilling the Mission
Working closely with its affiliated units, CPPSR carries out its mission with vigilant adherence to the principles of academic freedom, non-partisanship, sound ethics and respect for diverse community values. In implementing these principles, CPPSR provides its staff with opportunities for professional development and personal growth to better serve the public good.
Designated as a Connecticut Higher Education Center of Excellence and housing the Governor William A. O’Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics, CPPSR utilizes expert faculty, dedicated staff, motivated student research assistants and state-of-the-art technology to provide a wide range of professional training, research, program evaluation, analysis and consulting services to municipal and state governments, public policymakers, not-for-profit organizations and the greater community.
CPPSR develops and facilitates faculty and student projects that advance their scholarship, community engagement and applied research experiences. CPPSR believes that by providing students with opportunities for hands-on experience in the policy-making process, in which they can help to make a measurable difference in improving the quality of life for their fellow citizens, students will be encouraged to engage in public service.
Through its archival and oral history programs, CPPSR promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the significant contribution of Connecticut’s citizens to our state and nation.
CPPSR further serves Connecticut by providing a forum for the framing and debate of a myriad of current, critical public policy issues, and by collaborating with faculty and academic departments to identify and develop non-partisan, evidence-based policy options.
O'Neill Chair Welcome Luncheon
June 17, 2014 – Senator Eileen Daily was formally welcomed to CCSU as the newly appointed Holder of the O’Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics, housed in CPPSR.
CCSU President Jack Miller greeted an audience comprising state office holders and regional policymakers, CCSU faculty and staff, and family, friends and colleagues of Senator Daily. Also in attendance was special guest Mrs. Nikki O’Neill.
Amidst attendees were Connecticut’s Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepsen, Commissioners Donald DeFronzo, Edith Prague and Kevin Sullivan, Senator Martin Looney and numerous other sitting an former legislators. Representing NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges) was its President Cam Staples.
Senator Daily, who retired in 2013 for the State Senate after 20 years in office, is the third Holder of the Chair, succeeding William Dyson who succeeded the first Chairholder, the late Governor William A. O’Neill.
Thanking all for their well wishes, Senator Daily expressed her eagerness to put her expertise to work for CCSU and its academic departments – work that is already underway in partnership with CPPSR.
Former State Senator
Carl R, Lovitt
CCSU Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs,
CCSU student Ke Ding and Prof. Tony Ma
CCSU Prof. Connor O'Leary and Mrs. Nikki O'Neill
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Mrs. Nikki O'Neill
Dr. Jack Miller, CCSU President
Executive Director, Center for Public Policy and Social Research (CPPSR)
CT Lieutenant Governor
Cam Stapples, President NEASC
State Representative Vincent Candelora
Mrs. Nikki O'Neill and Senator Looney
From Left: President NEASC Cam Stapples, CCSU Vice President of Student Affair Dr. Laura Tordenti and Mrs. Christy Stapples.
CCSU President Jack Miller and Mrs. Nikki O'Neill
From left: O'Neill Advisory Board Tony Milano, Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan and CT Attorney General George Jepsen
Dr. Faris Malhas
Dean of School of Engineering and Technology
Commissioner of Revenue Services, Kevin Sullivan and Senate Majority Leader, Senator Martin Looney,
Prof. Paul Petterson, Political Science and Prof. Chip Tafrate, Criminology and Criminal Justice, CCSU
Prof. Bill Dyson, CCSU Political Science
Dr. Joseph Paige
CCSU Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
Relatives of Senator Eileen Daily
Brian O'Connor, Chief of Policy, Office of Speaker of the House
Committee Administrator, Finance, Revenue and Bounding (CGA)
Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin B. Sullivan and
CCSU C.J. Jones
Pat. Widlitz, State Representative
Tony Milano, O'Neill Advisory Board Chair
Mrs. Nikki O'Neill
Eileen Daily, O'Neill Endowed Chair
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INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST CONNECTICUT CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE AT CCSU