- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The leader of a Vermont college has been named the president of Southern Connecticut State University.

The state Board of Regents for Higher Education on Thursday unanimously voted to select Joe Bertolino as the 12th President of the New Haven-based university. He was one of three finalists for the job announced last month.

Bertolino is currently the president of Lyndon State College in Vermont and special assistant to the chancellor for system integration and related efforts at the Vermont State Colleges.

He said in a statement his is honored and humbled with his selection and the university’s potential far outweighs its challenges.

He replaces replaces Mary Papazian who resigned as of July 1. He will begin Aug. 22 at an annual salary of $294,700.

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