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President Ojakian Announces Executive Searches for SCSU and CCSU

The selection process includes the establishment of a Board of Regents search committee, and a University Advisory Committee with members representing various constituency groups

Today, Mark E. Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, announced the launch of president searches for both Southern and Central Connecticut State Universities. The selection process includes the establishment of a Board of Regents search committee by Chair Nicholas Donofrio, and a University Advisory Committee with members representing various constituency groups.  Both committees will work with an executive placement firm currently on contract, AGB Search, to conduct a national search.  The Board of Regents will select the candidate based on recommendations from each committee and President Ojakian.

Our goal is to fill these positions with candidates that are highly qualified and continue the great work of their predecessors.

“I appreciate all the guidance and insight provided by the Board in regards to this process,” said President Ojakian. “We reviewed best practices including recent searches within our system to determine the most efficient course of action. Our goal is to fill these positions with candidates that are highly qualified and continue the great work of their predecessors.”

The search for Southern is expected to begin in early March and Central in mid-May. Southern President Mary Papazian will resign on July 1, 2016 and Central President Jack Miller will retire on September 15, 2016. 


For more information, please contact:
Maribel La Luz
860-723-0617
laluzm@ct.edu