Blizzard conditions are now impacting our region and a Connecticut statewide travel ban is in effect. The University will be closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Day and evening classes are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for tomorrow will be posted this evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries are closed. snow closing guide
All Hartt Community Division activities are canceled today.
current as of 7:18 a.m., Jan. 27, 2015
The present day College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions traces its roots to education programs offered through Hillyer College prior to the incorporation of the University of Hartford in 1957. In turn, Hillyer College looks back to a time in the late 1800s when courses were offered to young men in the newly built YMCA in downtown Hartford. It wasn't until Hillyer College, the Hartford Art School, and the Hartt School of Music came together to occupy new spaces at 200 Bloomfield Avenue in West Hartford that "education" became its own entity; first as a division within Hillyer College and then as the College of Education under the leadership of Irving S. Starr, its first dean.
Over the years, the name of the college changed along with the composition of its programs. The College of Education became the College of Education and Allied Health, which became the college we know today as the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions – now referred to informally as ENHP. Like the formation of the University of Hartford, present-day ENHP was born of the unification of various disciplines. In 1987, the programs offered through the College of Education and Allied Health combined with nursing and health science programs formerly housed in the College of Arts and Sciences to create the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.
Irving Starr was instrumental in the formation of the college and its academic programming. President Walter Harrison said that as dean, Starr played a significant role in the growth and development of the University. "He helped define his college's and the University's commitment to the Hartford community by serving the professional needs of area teachers and developing new teachers to serve our future." Starr held the position of dean from 1957 to his retirement in 1982. Although no dean since has served for 25 years, all ENHP deans have provided leadership in rapidly changing times.
Since its formation as a college, ENHP has continually modified its programs to adapt to the needs of surrounding communities. The college now offers more than 20 nationally accredited programs leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Throughout the history of ENHP – and evident in the University's archives – is a recurring reference to "preparing professionals in the field of education” and later in human services, allied health, and nursing. Today, the college extends this theme by making explicit its commitment to community engagement and paving the way toward its promising future.
At present, we build on past accomplishments to envision a future of Excellence through Relevance.
Dr. Irving S. Starr, first dean of ENHP, served from 1957 to 1982. View former deans