Rell says UConn could get new president by end of year

Gov. M. Jodi Rell said today that the University of Connecticut might get a new president before the state gets a new governor on Jan. 5.

“I’m expecting they will make a recommendation perhaps by the end of the year,” Rell said of the search committee.

Rell said she plans to meet with the three or four finalists.

Asked if a new president might want to first get a sense of Gov.-elect Dan Malloy, she replied, “I think it would be very nice of them to meet the governor-elect.”

Rell noted that at her suggestion that Malloy now has a representative on the search team.