(March 23, 2017) The Board of Regents for Higher Education today voted to appoint Dr. Paul Broadie II, President of Housatonic Community College (HCC) in Bridgeport, the Interim President of Gateway Community College (GCC) in New Haven. Broadie will succeed GCC President Dorsey Kendrick following her retirement effective July 1, 2017.
Broadie will keep his day-to-day responsibilities at HCC while also assuming the role of interim presidents at GCC with no increase in salary. There are no plans to begin searches for new community college presidents. See Broadie’s resolution and curriculum vitae here.
“Like President Kendrick, President Broadie is deeply committed to meeting the needs of our students,” said Matt Fleury, Chairman of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. He is "well prepared to support our community college system in this way, and we thank [him] for taking on these responsibilities. We also thank President Kendrick for the tremendous and lasting contribution [she has] made to the institution and the students she serves.”
"President Kendrick has been a great champion for her institution leading expansions in programming and facilities to better serve students,” said CSCU President Mark Ojakian. “I am confident that President Broadie will continue building on their legacies to advance the important work of student success.”
Kendrick, who became GCC president in 1999, has overseen development of innovative academic programs and the creation of industry partnerships that respond to workforce needs. The completion of GCC’s four-story, LEED Gold-certified campus in downtown New Haven was accomplished through a collaboration of city, state and private enterprise. In 2012, New Haven Living named Kendrick “one of the region’s 50 Most Influential People” for her pioneering work in education and for spearheading GCC’s move downtown. In 2013, the Connecticut NAACP named her to their list of the “100 Most Influential African Americans.”
Broadie joined HCC as president in 2015. Broadie has 26 years of higher education experience providing leadership in academic and student affairs, continuing education, and multi-campus operations. He was previously vice president for Student Services at SUNY Orange County Community College and associate vice president of Extension Centers for Orange County. He was also director of the Ossining Extension Center at Westchester Community College and held a variety of positions at the State University of New York at New Paltz.