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The University of Connecticut board of trustees has appointed Dr. Andrew (“Andy”) Agwunobi as the university’s interim president. Agwunobi, who also serves as CEO of UConn Health, will start his tenure as UConn’s interim president on July 1. He will continue his duties leading UConn Health as he takes the reins at UConn, the state’s flagship public university.

“I know how much UConn means to the people of this state,” Agwunobi said after the unanimous vote favoring his appointment. “It’s more than a university, it’s an identity.”

In comments before trustees unanimously appointed Agwunobi, board Chairman Dan Toscano praised Agwunobi for his stewardship of UConn Health through the COVID-19 pandemic, and praised his “efforts to create a financially viable institution with at least one arm tied behind his back.”

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