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Search Committee

On December 13, 2016, the University of Hartford Board of Regents appointed Gregory S. Woodward as the University's sixth president. He will take office July 1, 2017.

The University of Hartford Board of Regents has approved the Presidential Search Committee. Each member of the 12-person committee represents the very best of the University with outstanding credentials and a shared passion for and commitment to the values of the University of Hartford. 


Kathy Behrens ’85—College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Committee Chair
Member, Board of Regents

Lucille Nickerson
Chair, Board of Regents

Dominic Fulco III ’81—College of Arts and Sciences
Vice-Chair, Board of Regents 

Arnold West
Vice-Chair, Board of Regents

Elsa Chin A’07, ’09—Hillyer College and College of Arts and Sciences
Member, Board of Regents

Gary Masse ’85—College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Member, Board of Regents

Girish Rishi M’92—Barney School of Business
Member, Board of Regents


Robert Black '79—The Hartt School
Professor of Double Bass, The Hartt School

Deborah Kidder
Professor of Management
Chair, Department of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship
Barney School of Business
Chair, Faculty Senate

John Nordyke
Professor of Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School


Charles Amerson ’96, M’99—The Hartt School and College of Arts and Sciences
Director of Student Centers


Yonina Bykov ’17—College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Undergraduate Student

Staff Support:

Susan Fitzgerald
Senior Advisor to the President and Interim Secretary of the University