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President Joe Bertolino

Joe Bertolino, Ed.D., president of Southern Connecticut State University, has enjoyed a notable career in administrative leadership in higher education, as well as his work as an author, lecturer, and teacher.

Appointed as the university's 12th president in July 2016, Bertolino oversees an institution of about 10,000 students, 440 full-time faculty, and 1,100 staff. His first day at Southern was Aug. 22, 2016.

President Bertolino will produce a blog to keep the campus community informed about the latest developments in key areas such as academic initiatives, the budget, health and safety, and campus construction. In addition, he'll use the blog to highlight noteworthy accomplishments by members of the campus community. If you have an item you wish to share, please e-mail the Office of the President at

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