Lamont says he plans to major changes to UConn board

April 9, 2019 GMT

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he’s planning to make big changes to the University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees.

Lamont has accepted the resignation of board Chairman Thomas Kruger and said Tuesday that more changes are coming.

The governor, speaking to reporters at a paper-shredding plant in East Windsor, says he believes new energy is needed to create a board that better collaborates with the business community.

Kruger is expected to formally step down at a trustees meeting later this month. No replacement has been named.

The move comes just two months after UConn appointed Thomas C. Katsoulea, the provost at the University of Virginia, to become the school’s 16th president. He takes over from Susan Herbst on Aug. 1.