Central Connecticut State University will officially celebrate the inauguration of our 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, on Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 am in Welte Hall. A reception will follow at 11:30 on the lawn of the Robert C. Vance Academic Center. Her formal inauguration, which is one of a series of planned events, comes during the University’s annual Homecoming week — fitting for a president driven to build strong connections with her campus family and nearby community.
About Dr. Toro
Dr. Toro began her tenure at CCSU on January 3 and quickly embarked on a “listening tour” of every academic and administrative department.
“The goal for me was first to get to every person that is part of the Central community because as president, one doesn’t have too many opportunities to meet individuals,” she says. “Ultimately, we are here because of the students, and if we don’t work as a team, and I believe in working as a team, we cannot provide our students with what they need.” With that mission complete, Dr. Toro is pressing on with three ambitious initiatives. “My three top priorities are increasing enrollment, becoming a real community-engaged university, and diversifying sources of funding,” she states. Toro is particularly passionate about assisting underserved populations and has visited with elected officials and school superintendents throughout the region, including those in New Britain, Hartford, Farmington, and Bristol. “I am the public face of the university, representing what we are as an institution, what we bring to the table, the value of our educational experience,” she notes.
Register at: www.ccsu.edu/inauguration/