CEO of UConn Health named as interim president of UConn after President Katsouleas announces resignation


STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas has submitted his letter of resignation on May 13. Wednesday, May 19, the university announced his interim replacement.

“I am very proud of the advancements made by the University during my tenure as its 16th president,” Katsouleas said in his letter to the University’s Board of Trustees. “UConn has fared extraordinarily well in the face of unprecedented challenges under the leadership and decision making of our leadership team and the Board. I look forward to contributing further to the continued success of the state’s flagship institution of higher education as a member of our distinguished faculty.”

The president did not specify any reasons as to why he is leaving this position.

The letter was submitted on March 13, 2021. His last day will be June 30, 2021, the day his contract ends.

On May 19, UConn announced Dr. Andrew Agwunobi will be the university’s interim president.

“The board also granted him authority to begin those duties immediately and work with current President Thomas Katsouleas on the transition, which becomes effective July 1. Agwunobi will remain in his position as CEO of UConn Health,” UConn said in a statement.

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Katsouleas was appointed as the University’s sixteenth president in February 2019, and arrived on campus August 2019.

News 8 has learned that the university is going to have more to say tomorrow. An interim president will likely be named in the coming weeks.

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