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Administration

The state's flagship institution of higher education, the University of Connecticut is governed by a board of trustees who are among the premier entrepreneurs, strategists, and educators in their respective fields.

President Susan Herbst oversees a University system that includes 10 Schools and Colleges at its Storrs campus, separate Schools of Law and Social Work in Hartford, five regional campuses throughout the state, and the Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.

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President

Susan Herbst became the 15th President of the University of Connecticut on June 1, 2011. A specialist in political science, Herbst is the author of many scholarly journal articles and books, including her most recent book about incivility in American politics, Rude Democracy.
Office of the President Website


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Chief of Staff to the President &
Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Rachel Rubin works with the President on all her initiatives, coordinates the activities of her senior administrative team, and oversees the day-to-day operations of her office.
Office of the President Website
Board of Trustees Website


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Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mun Y. Choi is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut. An elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Choi was appointed by Gov. Dannel Malloy to serve on the Board of Directors of the reconstituted Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) in 2011.
Office of the Provost Website


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Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer

Richard Gray is executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer for the University of Connecticut. A former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Forum, Gray has had a long career in public finance, commercial lending, health care financial management, and banking.
Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer's Official Website


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Vice President for Research

Jeff Seemann is vice president for research at the University of Connecticut. He has previously served as Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University and Chief Research Officer for The Texas A&M University System; Dean of the College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island and Director of the Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension; and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno in the College of Agriculture and School of Medicine.
Office of the Vice President for Research Website


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Vice President for Enrollment Planning & Management

Wayne Locust is vice president for enrollment planning and management at the University of Connecticut. Locust previously served as UConn's director of undergraduate admissions from 1998 to 2001 and was most recently vice provost for enrollment management at SUNY-Albany.
Enrollment Planning and Management Website


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Executive Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean, School of Medicine

Frank Torti joined the University of Connecticut from Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he served as vice president for strategic programs, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and chair of the Department of Cancer Biology. In addition, he previously served as the former principal deputy commissioner, chief scientist, and then acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs' Official Website


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Vice President for Student Affairs

Michael Gilbert is vice president for student affairs at the University of Connecticut. Gilbert previously served as the Vice President for Student Life at the University of Delaware and as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University.
Student Affairs Website


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Vice President for Communications

Tysen Kendig is vice president for communications at the University of Connecticut. Responsible for strategic marketing, public relations, and media relations, Kendig previously served as Vice President for Strategic Communication at the University of Iowa and Associate Director of Public Relations at Rider University.
Office of University Communications Website


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General Counsel

Richard Orr is the chief legal officer for the University of Connecticut, responsible for providing strategic legal advice and coordinating the delivery of legal services in all areas of law affecting the University.
Office of the General Counsel Website


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