The Board of Regents for Higher Education has voted to recommend former University of Connecticut President Phillip Austin to serve as Interim President of the Board,  following the resignation of Robert Kennedy.

Governor Malloy called it an “outstanding choice,”  and said Austin will bring stability to the Board.  He said when the official recommendation  comes to his desk he will approve it.

Austin served as President of UConn from October, 1996,  to September, 2007,  including overseeing the UConn 2000 removation program and the start of the $1.3 billion 21st Century UConn,  and also served as interim president from May, 2010,  to June, 2011.

UConn announced last week that the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Building would be named for Austin.


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