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Statement On Susan Herbst

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Atlanta — December 20, 2010

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees today voted to appoint Susan Herbst, currently executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia (USG), as the institution’s 15th president. Herbst joined the USG in her current position in Nov. 2007 and has led major efforts to create and implement a new core curriculum for the USG, as well as streamline the academic program approval process, create a new mechanism for the four research universities to collaborate on joint research efforts, and assist the regents in a review of the 35 institutions’ retention and graduation programs. Herbst begins her new position in July 2011.

“During her three years in the University System, we have benefited from Dr. Herbst’s strong institutional background and national academic credentials,” said USG Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. “Her commitment and energy have strengthened our academic quality and the interface between institutions and the System office. I am pleased that Dr Herbst’s abilities are being recognized with today’s appointment and now she will shine in her new role.”

For more on this announcement, please visit: http://today.uconn.edu/?p=26827

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