Rhona Free Named President of the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut

RhonaFreeThe board of trustees of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, named Rhona Lee as the educational institution’s ninth president. She will take office on July 1.

The University of Saint Joseph enrolls about 1,000 women in undergraduate programs. There are approximately 1,600 students enrolled in the university’s co-educational graduate programs.

Dr. Free has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

“We are honored and thrilled to have Dr. Rhona Free join us as our next president,” said E. Clayton Gengras Jr., chair of the University of Saint Joseph Board of Trustees. “Her extraordinary leadership skills, reinforced by her long-standing commitment to higher education, make her a natural choice to lead this institution in this rather remarkable and exciting time in its history.”

Dr. Free is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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