President's Message

Welcome to Our College!

It is a joy to welcome you to Naugatuck Valley Community College, a caring and dynamic institution where students always come first. Surrounded by splendid gardens and grounds and served by talented and credentialed faculty, staff and administrators at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses, the College offers comprehensive educational opportunities for those who are just beginning their education and those who are continuing their personal journey to a better future.

Our catalog presents prospective students with a rich and diverse array of career and academic programs, including allied health, aviation, dance, digital arts, early childhood education, engineering technology, manufacturing, horticulture, hospitality management, human services, liberal arts and sciences and many more.  In addition, we participate in multiple transfer and articulation agreements designed to facilitate student transfers to the Connecticut State Universities and beyond.

About Dr. De Filippis

Since assuming the presidency at Naugatuck Valley Community College in 2008, Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., has instilled a shared vision of community, student-centeredness, collaboration and civic-engagement. Under her guidance, student retention has steadily risen, enrollment has increased from 6,128 students (fall 2008) to 7,427 students (fall 2012), and graduation awards have grown from 521 (2007-08) to 1,260 (2014-15) total awards. The College has also observed the successful development of a growing campus in Danbury, with the new location scheduled to open in January 2016; expanded course time blocks; extended library and tutoring hours; consolidated and streamlined student services; implemented college-wide mentoring, advising and job-readiness programs; and established a Bridge to College office, which administers $12 million in grants aimed at preparing students to enter and succeed in college. Dr. De Filippis has also worked with local and elected leadership to bring evening bus service to Waterbury, secure funding for an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, receive a Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence and bring the federal GEAR UP program to Waterbury.  In addition, she helped bring to the College $44 million dollars in state bond funding for construction of the College’s new Center for Allied Health and $6.5 million dollars for campus-wide improvement projects.