- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - An official working in the State University of New York system has been named the new president of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport.

Paul Broadie II, currently vice president for student services at SUNY Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York, will officially take over the helm at Housatonic on April 3. He will succeed Elizabeth Roop, who has been serving as the school’s interim president since June.

Broadie has worked for SUNY Orange County Community College since 2005. Gregory Gray, president of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, said Broadie brings “exceptional scholarship and experience” to the position. He credited Broadie with having a successful record of creating high-quality programs for students from diverse backgrounds.

Broadie received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.

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