Meet President Higdon
Leo I. Higdon, Jr., became the tenth president of Connecticut College on July 1, 2006. A proven leader with 35 years of experience in higher education and business, Higdon is a strong advocate of liberal arts and sciences education, calling it the best foundation for any career. Higdon leverages his business acumen and higher education expertise to distinguish Connecticut College among premier liberal arts colleges nationwide.
Under his leadership, Connecticut College has improved its admission profile with improved competitiveness in the number and quality of applicants, and improved selectivity. The College has also implemented an array of programs that foster faculty-student interaction, enhance faculty and student diversity and strengthen the academic core of the institution.