After the state submitted an important financial audit to th The heating unit suspected of releasing carbon monoxide in M University of Charleston officials announced Friday afternoon that Martin S. Roth, currently the dean of the business school at the University of Hartford, will be UC’s next president, according to a news release. Roth will succeed Ed Welch, who is set to retire at the end of June, the release said.

Roth’s selection comes after a six-month long national search for candidates. “I am excited and honored to join the University of Charleston community,” Roth said in a news release..

“The focus on professional programs, innovation, and community engagement sets the University apart. With the outstanding faculty and staff, I look forward to building on UC’s impressive momentum to create exceptional value for students and partner organizations.” A team of 11 people — including members of the school’s Board of Trustees, alumni, students, faculty and staff members — conducted the search.

“This was a very rigorous search process and I am gratified at the large number of very accomplished people who were interested in serving as President of UC,” said Pat Graney, a trustee who led the search committee. “This confirms to me that the reputation UC has established as a leader in higher education extends far beyond this community.”

Roth’s time at the University of Hartford has been marked by increases in enrollment, program innovation, corporate partnerships, alumni engagement and fundraising, the release said. Roth was previously chief innovation and assessment officer at the University of South Carolina and was an assistant professor of marketing at Boston College. Read more from…

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