Updated: Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 6:35 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 6:35 AM EST
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst have announced a plan to expand the university's Stamford campus by adding programs, faculty and student housing.
The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/13l7M6t ) that Herbst said Wednesday the university wants to attract resident students to join those who commute to the Stamford campus. She says that will require university residences.
Malloy, a former mayor of Stamford, said the location of the residences or timeline for building them has not been set. The state is seeking public-private partnerships for the project.
The state's capital budget is $5 million for Stamford campus housing over two years.
The Stamford project is part of a state initiative to boost science, technology and engineering at UConn.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com