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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Student Association

Charter Oak State College Student Association Mission Statement

All Charter Oak State College students are members of the Student Association whose mission is to:

  • Enhance the student experience by sponsoring learning events and resources;
  • Be an advocate for student needs and interests, with Charter Oak's Student Advisory Committee representative to the Board of Regents, administration, staff and faculty; and
  • Encourage and promote opportunities for student, faculty, administration, and staff interaction.

Officers and Council Members 2014-2016

President: Tara Stone
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Joshua Copeland

Omero Blake

Lori Gallon

Holly Palmer

Zachary Payne

Linda West


To contact your Student Association President, write to

The Student Association sponsors events, workshops and networking opportunities throughout the year.  Stay tuned to your Charter Oak email for information.  Most events are webcast so that all students, no matter where they are located, may participate.

Holly Palmer is your representative to the statewide Student Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents.  Lori Gallon your alternate representative.

Please contact Linda Larkin, Director of Academic Services, if you would like to become active as a council member or officer. She may be reached at or (860) 515-3841.