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July 14, 2010

Governor signs university status

On July 28, 2010, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation creating a state university system in the Commonwealth. Six of the nine state colleges will become state universities with the three specialty colleges retaining their names but joining the new state university system. Before signing the bill, Governor Patrick addressed the hundreds of state university faculty, staff, students, and alumni present, declaring "You have earned this!" The change will become official on October 26, 2010. The bill signing, which occurred at the Massachusetts State House, was attended by President Timothy Flanagan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bob Richards, and many members of the Framingham State community.

For more information, please view the news story from WBZ.
Mass. Colleges Now Called Universities

About Framingham State University

As Massachusetts' premier state college, Framingham State College offers prepared and motivated students a wide range of challenging undergraduate and graduate programs. Located just 20 miles from Boston, the college offers many options for students to engage in real- world learning both on its quintessential New England campus and in Boston and its thriving MetroWest region.

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