Cheng Named New Leader of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

By John O. Harney

Comings and Goings …

Terrence Chang

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents appointed Terrence Cheng to be president of the system, which serves more than 72,000 students at Connecticut’s 12 community colleges, four regional universities and Charter Oak State College. Currently director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus and an English professor, Cheng will succeed CSCU’s interim President Jane Gates, who stepped into the role when former President Mark Ojakian retired last December. Gates will return to her role as CSCU’s provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs.

Clark University named Sebastián Royo, currently vice president of international affairs and professor of political science at Suffolk University, to be provost and vice president of academic affairs at the Worcester, Mass. institution, effective July 1. He will succeed Davis Baird, who is retiring after serving in the role since 2010.

Brenda D. Tindal, the founding director of education and engagement at the International African American Museum in Charleston, S.C., was named the new executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, overseeing six research museums: the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, University Herbaria, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.

Nancy Cowser resigned as executive director of the nonprofit Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region to become Mitchell College’s chief advancement and alumni relations officer.




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