A nationwide, months-long search for a new president of Western Connecticut State University, one of the 17 institutions of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), has been narrowed to three finalists.
Dr. John B. ClarkActing University Executive Director, Office of Business and Industry Relations, The City University of New York. Former interim Chancellor, State University of New York as well as interim President of four SUNY campuses (Alfred, Brockport, Optometry and Plattsburgh)
Dr. Margaret E. MaddenProvost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and tenured Professor of Psychology, State University of New York at Potsdam
Dr. Philip MauceriProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, State University of New York at New Paltz
All three candidates will be visiting the campuses of Western Connecticut State University next week. Dr. Madden will visit on Monday, April 27; Dr. Clark will visit Tuesday, April 28; and Dr. Mauceri will visit Wednesday, April 29. During their visits to Danbury, the candidates will participate in various meetings and events with faculty, students, staff, and community stakeholders.
"Among all the candidates responding, we were able to select as our finalists the three that we believe are eminently capable of moving WCSU forward with their leadership, energy and vision."
"The Western Connecticut State University search produced a broad array of excellent candidates, each of whom would bring exceptional experience and skills to the University," said Regent Merle Harris, the Search Committee Chair. "Among all the candidates responding, we were able to select as our finalists the three that we believe are eminently capable of moving WCSU forward with their leadership, energy and vision."
The presidential search commenced in December 2014, following President James Schmotter’s announcement of his retirement effective July 1. The presidential search was conducted by the Regents Search Committee, with the invaluable assistance of the University Advisory Committee.
Following the finalists’ visits next week, the University Advisory Committee will provide their unranked feedback to the Regents Search Committee. The Regents Search Committee, comprised of six members of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, will then make their final selection, subject to ratification by the full Board of Regents at the May 21 board meeting.
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