STORRS (AP) — The interim president of the University of Connecticut and the CEO of UConn Health announced Friday that he will step down next month to take a new position with health insurer Humana Inc.
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi has led UConn since July 2021 and UConn Health since 2014. He began overseeing both simultaneously after former UConn President Thomas Katsouleas resigned last year.
Agwunobi previously held executive positions in major hospitals and healthcare systems before joining UConn Health. In a statement released by UConn on Friday, Agwunobi said he had no plans to leave the UConn system “but a unique and unexpected opportunity in the private sector has presented itself.”
He called the decision to leave UConn “difficult”, but said he believed the school was in “good hands”.
UConn’s board of trustees is expected to appoint Radenka Maric, the university’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, as interim president on Jan. 26, effective Feb. 1. UConn said Agwunobi will remain for a transition period until Feb. 20, when his resignation takes effect.
UConn School of Medicine Dean Bruce Liang is set to be named interim CEO of UConn Health, also effective Feb. 1.
Board Chairman Daniel Toscano said a nationwide search for a new UConn chairman will begin immediately. The school hopes to appoint a new president by this fall.
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