The Chancellor of the Connecticut State University System, Dr. David Carter, says he is retiring next year. Doctor Carter, who has been chancellor since 2005, was president of Eastern Connecticut State University for nearly 18 years prior to that. Eastern, along with Central, Southern and Western Connecticut State Universities, makes up the State University System. Current enrollment is 36,500.
Dr. Carter’s announcement that he will retire by September of next year came at the conclusion of a news conference on the 32% increase in the number of science majors during the past five years, and plans to launch a graduate program in nanotechnology next year.
He is 67. The announcement from the system says he will continue to serve as chancellor while the Board of Trustees chooses his successor.