On Monday the University of Connecticut picked Georgia academic administrator Susan Herbst to be the university’s next president. It’s something of a family business. Her brother, Jeffrey Herbst, is the president of Colgate University.
Inside Higher Ed pointed out that the Herbsts aren’t the only college president sibling pairs.
It’s apparently not even necessary to move far away from each other in order for siblings to become college presidents. In October, 2009 John Hurley became the president of Buffalo’s Canisius College. His brother Paul is the president Trocaire College, about 10 miles away.