Western Connecticut State University was named for the second year in a row to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The 2014 designation recognizes the university's commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. "These achievements represent important partnerships, service learning components in the classroom, and community service initiatives," said Dr. Ann Atkinson, WCSU associate vice president for Academic Affairs, who led Western’s effort to qualify for the honor roll. "We have demonstrated that we are building upon our previous success by being named to the Honor Roll for a second year." ...
Two Web-based companies, CollegeNET and PayScale, have created a national social mobility index, or SMI, to "comparatively assess the role of our higher education system in providing a conduit for economic and social advancement." Western Connecticut State University in Danbury recently placed No. 11 on the inaugural list. It is the highest rank in the state..