Connecticut state university system

Central Connecticut State University - New Britain
Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven
Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic
Western Connecticut State University - Danbury

The Connecticut State University System reaches throughout the State with major campuses in four metropolitan centers: Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, and it enrolls over 36,000 students.

The origins of the Connecticut State University System date back to 1849 with the founding of a school for teachers in New Britain. During their distinguished history, the campuses have evolved from normal schools to teachers’ colleges to multipurpose state colleges and, finally, to universities. Today, after 150 years of growth and development, the four campuses of the Connecticut State University System are thoroughly diversified institutions. Among their alumni are physicians, teachers, lawyers, dentists, nurses, clergy, business people, journalists, scholars, librarians, artists, and a host of other professionals. The graduates of the campuses of the Connecticut State University System contribute to all aspects of Connecticut economic, social, and cultural life.

The governance of the Connecticut State University System is the responsibility of an eighteen-member Board of Trustees. Fourteen of the Trustees are appointed by the Governor, and four are students elected to the Board by their classmates. The Chancellor of the Connecticut State University System is responsible for the administration of the system. Each campus is given a considerable measure of autonomy and functions under the leadership of a president.

Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System

Karl J. Krapek, Chairman   Avon
Richard J. Balducci, Vice Chairman  Deep River
Theresa Eberhard Asch, Secretary Danbury
Michael A. Caron    Danielson
Andrew Chu    SCSU         
Mercedes A. DeMasi        WCSU
John A. Doyle    Barkhamsted
Elizabeth S. Gagne   Avon
Angelo J. Messina  Unionville
John H. Motley   Hartford
Scott A. Nolan      ECSU
L. David Panciera Wethersfield
Ronald J. Pugliese   Southbury
Peter M. Rosa    Avon    
Ryan C. Sheehan    CCSU
John R. Sholtis, Jr.   Marlborough
Fr. John P. Sullivan New Haven
Gail Hill Williams       Danbury

Administrative Officers for the Connecticut State University System

David G. Carter, Sr. Chancellor
Louise Feroe   Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Pamela J. Kedderis Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
George Kahkedjian Chief Information Officer
David P. Trainor     Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Labor Relations
Jill Ferraiolo  Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations/Communication
William J. Gammell Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Market Research, and Analysis
Bernard L. Kavaler Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Connecticut State University System Office
39 Woodland Street • Hartford, Connecticut 06105-2337


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