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Cibes and Young Writers Details in Norwich Bulletin
Norwich Bulletin
January 8, 2005


The chancellor of the Connecticut State University System will retire in February.

Cibes, from New London,earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1965, and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University in 1975.

From 1969-90, Cibes was a professor in the Connecticut College department of government.

From 1984-91, he served in the state House of Representatives.

Cibes relinquished his House seat in 1990 for an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. He was later selected by Gov. Lowell Weicker to serve as secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, 1991-94.

Cibes has served as chancellor of the Connecticut State University System since 1994. He oversees Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

The IMPAC-CSU Young Writers Trust's Young Writers Contest is a statewide, annual competition for students ages 13-18. Winners are selected from each of Connecticut's eight counties, with one statewide winner. Since 1988, more than $118,000 has been awarded to the winners.

The deadline for the 2006 competition is Feb. 6. Submissions can be for poetry or prose, and must be nominated by the student's teacher. Entry forms can be obtained from the organization's Web page at or from any Connecticut state police barracks.

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