After a nationwide, six-month search for a new president for Central Connecticut State University, three finalists have been named.
They are: Terry L. Allison, chancellor and English professor at Indiana University in South Bend; Christopher M. Fiorentino, interim president of West Chester University in Pennsylvania; and Zulma R. Toro, executive vice chancellor, provost and engineering professor at the University of Arkansas.
The three candidates will visit the CCSU campus next week. Fiorentino will visit on Monday, Allison on Tuesday and Toro on Wednesday.
During their visits, the candidates will participate in meetings and events with faculty, students, staff and the community.
"The three final candidates bring a range of expertise and a strong commitment to public higher education," said Mark E. Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. "We look forward to having productive campus visits that will help us determine the best candidate."
The CSCU system oversees Central and 16 other state universities and colleges, not including UConn.
The search was done by the Board of Regents for Higher Education's search committee with the help of a university advisory committee. The regents are the governing board for the CSCU system.
The search committee is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Regents next month, with the board expected to vote on a new president at its Oct. 20 meeting at Central.