Interim UConn President Announces Departure

Interim UConn President Dr. Andrew Agwunobi at a press conference in July. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Radenka Maric, a West Hartford resident, has been named interim president.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, the University of Connecticut’s interim president, will resign the post next month to take a private sector job at the Kentucky-based health insurance company, Humana, the university announced Friday.

Agwunobi, who since 2014 has been CEO of UConn Health, became UConn’s temporary president last July after the sudden resignation of the university’s last president, Thomas Katsouleas. As he departs to become president of the Humana’s Home Solutions business, Agwunobi leaves his positions at both UConn and UConn Health on Feb. 20.

“While I am excited about this new opportunity, the decision to leave UConn and UConn Health was extremely difficult,” Agwunobi wrote in a letter to the UConn community. “This is an amazing university and special place. It has truly been an honor to serve as a leader here and to work with all of you.”

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Dr. Radenka Maric, VP for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. UConn.edu image

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