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Louis Manzione Named President of AICUNJ and ICFNJ


Posted 04/05/2018
Posted by Mildred McNeill


CETA Dean Louis Manzione will leave for a new position in New Jersey

CETA Dean Louis Manzione will leave for a new position in New Jersey

Louis Manzione, dean of the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), has been named president of the Association of Independent Colleges of New Jersey and the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, two key independent higher education organizations in New Jersey.

Manzione has served as CETA dean since August 2005. He came to UHart from Bell Laboratories research center in Ireland, where he was founding executive director.

“Dean Manzione has led the growth and evolution of our programs in CETA with inspiring surety and consummate skill,” said President Gregory Woodward. “He has led the development of University partnerships throughout our region and positioned UHart as a leader in the preparation of outstanding new professionals in engineering, technology, and architecture. We will miss his leadership as we cheer on his new successes in New Jersey.”

During his time at UHart, Manzione guided CETA to new levels of enrollment, recognition, and distinction, and grew student success through strategic engagements, new labs and studios, and faculty engagement. Among the highlights of his tenure are the creation of a new Manufacturing Metrology Lab that was built with the support of Pratt & Whitney, the opening of a new Turbo-Machinery Lab that was made possible by working collaboratively with United Technologies Research Center engineers, and a new Biomedical Engineering Lab.

Manzione also played a significant role in the technological and economic vitality of the region. He served as president of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, a body of the top scientists and engineers in the state that provides support and insight to state agencies and the legislature. He also was chair of the Nanotechnology Curriculum Committee, where he led a group of the state’s leading faculty in developing a shared curriculum on this emerging technology. Manzione is the current chair of the Connecticut Engineering Deans Council, a body that works with Connecticut state agencies and the Connecticut Technology Council on job creation. “Lou is a voice for innovation, technology, and economic development in the region and the state,” said Provost Fred Sweitzer. “He set a vision and has been tireless and creative in his pursuit of external partnerships and funding, working with private, public, and government representatives, and cultivating a loyal base of alumni and donors.” Provost Sweitzer also noted the great pride Dean Manzione has taken in his faculty, both the long-serving veterans and the cadre of talented faculty he has recruited from all over the world. “Lou has set the bar high, and we are a better University because of his personal and professional contributions.”

New Jersey is home to Manzione’s three children and their families, including three grandchildren. He is confident the opportunity is a perfect fit for the next step in his career, combining his backgrounds and expertise in both the corporate and academic arenas.

“I came to the University more than 12 years ago,” Manzione wrote to colleagues at CETA, “with the dream to work with dedicated faculty and staff to prepare students for careers in engineering, technology, and architecture; professions I know and love from my own prior career in industry. With your help and support, I feel that dream has been realized and CETA is now poised for even further growth and recognition.”

Manzione will begin his new position in Summit, N.J., on July 1, 2018. Additional information about CETA leadership and a national search will be forthcoming. 
CETA Dean Louis Manzione will leave for a new position in New Jersey

CETA Dean Louis Manzione will leave for a new position in New Jersey