Erik Clemons Reflects On Ten Years Leading ConnCAT; Community College Enrollment On The Decline
The Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, or ConnCAT, was started in 2011 in New Haven — modeled after a job training and community organization in Pittsburgh. This hour on Disrupted, we talk to Erik Clemons, who was one of its founders, and who just stepped down as CEO after a decade. He talks about his career in New Haven and about the lessons he learned from being a part of the public/private partnership between the state and Dalio Philanthropies.
Also, we talk about how community college admissions plummeted during the pandemic – and why.
- Erik Clemons – Founder and former CEO of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) in New Haven; Executive Chairman of CT Outreach Revitalization Program (ConnCORP), the economic development arm of ConnCAT
- Danielle Douglas-Gabriel – Reporter covering the economics of higher ed at the Washington Post