A former congressman and a past president of the University of New Haven has passed away.
The Hartford Courant reports that (https://cour.at/2obmNLH) 80-year-old Lawrence “Larry” DeNardis died Friday after being hospitalized for a short period of time.
DeNardis served as both an educator and as a politician. He held multiple roles as an educational leader before being appointed as the fifth president of the University of New Haven, serving from 1991 until 2004.
In a statement, Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano said:
“Larry was a class act who was deeply respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. I was fortunate to know him and work with him, and I admired him for his ability to bring people together. Larry loved Connecticut and he had a passion for public service. We are saddened by his loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the DeNardis family.”