Austin names Schurin as executive assistant
May 11, 1998
President Philip E. Austin has announced the appointment of Ronald C. Schurin, special assistant to the president, as executive assistant to the president and executive secretary to the Board of Trustees. Schurin will occupy the position vacated by the retirement of Peter McFadden.
Before coming to UConn, Schurin was director of research and planning at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs. He previously served as Baruch's director of academic planning and director of institutional research. Prior to joining Baruch, Schurin served in the New Jersey Department of Education and the education division of the former U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare. His work has appeared in College Teaching and other education journals.
Schurin received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a doctorate in political science from the City University of New York.
In addition to his work in the President's Office, Schurin is teaching a course in the political science department.
He and his wife Emily have two sons, Zachary, 17, and Matthew, 14.