The Associated Press is reporting that Jack Warner has been offered the job of president of Connecticut’s largest public college system, but has turned it down.

Warner, currently the chief executive of South Dakota’s college system, told the AP that “he wants to stay in the state for numerous reasons, including strong university presidents and support from state policymakers.”

Warner was one of three finalists for the job.

The remaining two candidates are Gregory W. Gray, the leader of Riverside Community College in California since 2009; and  Jay V. Kahn, interim president of Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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