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Jun 10, 2016

Three Finalists Named in Southern Connecticut State University President Search

A nationwide, months-long search for a new president of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven has been narrowed to three finalists.

A nationwide, months-long search for a new president of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven — one of the 17 institutions of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) — has been narrowed to three finalists. They are:


Dr. Joe Bertolino

Dr. Joe Bertolino President and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for System Integration and Related Efforts, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vt.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. S. Alan Ray

Dr. S. Alan Ray Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.; and former President and Chief Executive Officer, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Selase W. Williams

Dr. Selase W. Williams Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

All three candidates will be visiting the Southern Connecticut State University campus during the week of June 20. Dr. Bertolino will visit on Monday, June 20; Dr. Ray will visit Tuesday, June 21; and Dr. Williams will visit Wednesday, June 22. During their visits to New Haven, the candidates will participate in various meetings and events with faculty, students, staff, and community stakeholders.

"We are extremely pleased with the caliber of the three final candidates whom we have selected," said CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian. "They have built a strong record of achievement and, if selected, are capable of continuing the great work of their predecessors."

President Ojakian announced the national search in February 2016. The search is conducted by the Regents Search Committee with the invaluable assistance of the University Advisory Committee.

Following the finalists' visits, the University Advisory Committee will provide their unranked feedback to the Regents Search Committee. The Regents Search Committee will then make their final selection, subject to ratification by the full Board of Regents in July.

SCSU Presidential Search Page