UConn president to be announced today

The next president for the University of Connecticut will be named late this afternoon at the main campus in Storrs.

The decision comes six months after former president Michael Hogan left after three years to become the president of the University of Illinois.

UConn spokesman Michael Kirk said Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Gov.-elect Dan Malloy both have signed off on the Board of Trustees final choice. They both met with the finalists last week.

The new president of the 30,000-student university will be announced and introduced following a 2:45 p.m. closed-door meeting with the trustees. Kevin Rennie, a blogger and Hartford Courant columnist, reports that current University of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief Academic Officer Susan Herbst is one of the three finalists.