Gregory S. Woodward, the current president of Carthage College in Kenosha Wisconsin, has been named as the new president of the University of Hartford.  Although he will be coming from the mid-west, Mr. Woodward was raised in West Hartford and graduated from both Hall High School and UConn, in addition to taking classes at the Hartt School.

Woodard notes:  “The university is well on its way to becoming a leading model for higher education in the 21st century. I am tremendously inspired and energized to work with the full complement of the community to further realize the vast potential of the university.”

While his focus at Carthage has been on the student experience, and this will surely continue at UHart, he is also focused on making the university a major part of the region and Hartford: “I take the idea that the University of Hartford has the name Hartford in it very seriously,” He said.

Learn more about Gregory Woodward, and the musical background he brings to his new position here, in the full Courant article.