Dr. Susan Herbst

President, The University of Connecticut

Herbst served as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of the University System of Georgia before becoming UConn’s president. She’s been provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, as well as acting president, at the University at Albany (SUNY), dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University, and a professor of political science and communication studies and chair of the department at Northwestern University. Herbst is the author of four books and co-edits the University of Chicago Press series, Chicago Studies in American Politics.