Academic Career & Executive Search Congratulates Connecticut State & University Systems (CSCU) on New Campus CEOs

(May 11, 2021) Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) proudly announces the completion of their searches for Campus CEOs at Connecticut State & University Systems. The five campus CEOs selected are Dr. Michelle Coach, Asnuntuck Community College (ACC); Dr. Lisa Dresdner, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC); Cheryl DeVonish, J.D., Norwalk Community College (NCC); Dr. Karen Hynick, Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC); and Dr. Darryl Reome, Tunxis Community College (TCC). All will begin their roles on June 4, 2021.

The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities provide affordable, innovative, and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of Connecticut. The Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) is undertaking a major reorganization of Connecticut’s community college system and plans to merge the 12, independent community colleges into a single accredited institution, known as Connecticut State Community College, by 2023.

“The Board of Regents required several forward thinking and accomplished leaders to spearhead CSCU’s integrative new plans,” says Jennifer Muller, Managing Partner at ACES. “Each candidate brings outstanding leadership abilities and has demonstrated a deep commitment to student equity and student success. Their leadership will be integral to the new campuses and the new united community college. We wish CSCU and each chief executive officer the best on this exciting new journey together.”

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