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President  Dr. John Maduko

President John Maduko, M.D. serves as the inaugural president of Connecticut State Community College (CT State). He assumed office in June 2022, following a nationwide search and unanimous vote by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education. He leads the largest institution of higher education in Connecticut, the largest community college in New England, and one of the largest community colleges in the country, serving over 70,000 students annually across 20 locations statewide. CT State is a comprehensive and open-enrollment college with a mission and values of student success and advancing opportunities for the residents and communities of Connecticut.

Maduko is focused on leading CT State as a student-centered, mission-driven, equity-minded, and data-informed higher-education practitioner. He is committed to an equity-by-design methodology to inspire the college community to be aware of the inequalities of students, especially in closing the opportunity-equity gap among minoritized, low-income, first-generation, and international college students.

Before his appointment at CT State, Maduko was the vice president for academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State), Minnesota's fifth-largest community college, and a member of the 32 institutions and 380,000 students Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. He has served in various leadership roles, from vice president to vice chancellor, dean, and faculty for two-year and four-year institutions in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, and Georgia.

He is a 2018 Thomas Lakin fellow and 2021 Aspen Institute Rising Presidential Fellow, committed to student success reformation and equitable post-graduate outcomes. In 2024, he was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut for 2024 by the NAACP. In addition, he serves on the College Board - Community College Advisory Panel, the ADL Connecticut - Regional Board of Directors, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) - Advisory Committee of Presidents, the Connecticut Presidents’ Council, Governor Lamont’s Workforce Council, and the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (NCSDCC).

Maduko earned his doctor of medicine degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, one of only three polytechnic universities in California.

He and his wife Amanda are the proud parents of Giovanni, Giuliana, and Luca.