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UConn appoints 44-member presidential search committee

July 18, 2018 GMT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees has appointed a 44-member search committee to look for the school’s next president.

The advisory committee, approved Wednesday, will be led by Thomas Kruger, the board’s chairman.

Kruger says the school wanted a search committee that would reflect the school’s many stakeholders and constituencies.

He says the school also has hired an executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller, Inc. to assist in the process.

UConn President Susan Herbst, who has led the school since 2011, announced in May that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year.