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CSU Chancellor, IMPAC Executive
Named to Young Writers Board of Trustees

Dr. David Carter*, Chancellor of the Connecticut State University System, and F. Lee Bailey*, Chairman &CEO of IMPAC Control Systems Inc., have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the IMPAC-Connecticut State University Young Writers Trust. [* bio info. on Dr. Carter and Mr. Bailey below]

The Trust affirms the work of young writers throughout Connecticut by giving teen-agers $1,000 prizes for works of prose and poetry. Total prize money since 1998: $118,450. The cash is awarded during ceremonies at the four universities in the CSU System every spring and during the annual dinner in June at the Litchfield Inn.

"We are honored to have two great men with incredible energy and talent join our enterprise," said Andy Thibault, chairman of the Trust.

One of the nation’s premiere poets and the 2004 statewide prose champion will be keynote speakers for the ninth annual IMPAC-CSU Young Writers dinner Sunday, June 4 at the Litchfield Inn.

Dr. Vivian Shipley, Connecticut State University Distinguished Professor at Southern Connecticut State University and the author of a dozen books of poetry; and Emily Dykes, the 2004 statewide prose champion and playwright, a senior at Montville High School, are the keynote speakers. Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Rand Richards Cooper, a novelist, essayist, and long-time judge for the Young Writers Trust.

Building on the tradition begun by novelist Wally Lamb, Shipley will conduct a workshop for young writers prior to the annual dinner.

The 2006 regional ceremonies for the IMPAC-Connecticut State University Young Writers Trust will be held as follows:

Monday, April 17, at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic; Tuesday, April 18, at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven; Thursday, April 20, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain; and Thursday, April 27, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Invitations will be mailed to county finalists by early April.

IMPAC, a leading productivity firm, also endows the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which at 100,000 Euros is the world's largest prize for a single work of fiction.

The top poet and writer from the roster of county winners will earn a trip to Dublin with a parent for the presentation of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and related festivities in June. The statewide prose and poetry champions will be announced at the annual dinner.

IMPAC Chairman Jim Irwin and retired CSU Chancellor Bill Cibes joined together to bring the Young Writers Program statewide in 2000. Newly-installed Chancellor David Carter, formerly president of Eastern, has been a champion for the program. Cibes remains as a member of the Board of Trustees.


*****Workshops for young writers will be held at Western on May 6-7. This event is sponsored by Connecticut Review, the nationally-renowned literary journal published by the CSU System, and the Young Writers Trust. Connecticut Review will publish the works of 2006 statewide prose champion Charlotte Crowe of Canton and 2005 statewide poetry champion Jessica Roth of Granby in the Spring 2006 edition. TO REGISTER, go to and hit in the news button.

*****BRIDGEPORT - F. Lee Bailey will headline a book signing at the Rainy Faye Bookstore Wednesday, April  5, 2006 at 5 p.m.

Bailey, hailed as the foremost criminal defense attorney in modern times, is one of the best-known and most controversial figures in the practice of law, having been involved with many of the most high profile trials in modern America. He achieved fame for his successful defense in the retrial of Dr. Samuel Sheppard ("The Fugitive"), the trial of the "Boston Strangler" and the court-martial of Captain Ernest Medina for his involvement in the infamous My Lai massacre.

Bailey, who will autograph copies of his book The Defense Never Rests, tops a list of authors at the book signing that includes eye surgeon and novelist Joseph Bentivegna of Fairfield; Connecticut Review Editor John Briggs, a short story writer, photographer and English professor at Western Connecticut State University; and poet Franz Douskey of Hamden, who teaches English and communications at Gateway Community College in New Haven.

The Rainy Faye Bookstore is at 940 Broad Street in downtown Bridgeport, across the street from the main branch of the Bridgeport Public Library and diagonally across the street from Housatonic Community College.

Dr. Georgia Day, Rainy Faye Bookstore, 203-336-6911
Anson Smith, Housatonic Community College, 203-332-5229,
Andy Thibault, IMPAC-CSU Young Writers Trust, Connecticut Review, 860-567-8492.

Carter Named CSU Chancellor
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HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 16
--- David G. Carter, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, today was named chancellor of the Connecticut State University System.

Carter, 63, will succeed William J. Cibes Jr., who will retire in February after serving as chancellor since 1994. Carter was selected during a regularly scheduled meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees. Carter is only the fourth person to lead the state's largest public university system.

"With his decades of experience in education and an exceptional reputation for thoughtful, creative leadership, David Carter is a superb choice as chancellor of the Connecticut State University. I commend the CSU Board of Trustees for its diligent search," said Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

"Dr. Carter is one of the finest university presidents with whom I have ever worked. He is not only an extremely capable and professional educator – he is a decent person. His dedication to our students and their education is contagious. He will be a chancellor who energetically represents the students and faculty at all our state universities," the governor added.

The search for a new chancellor began in September, shortly after Cibes announced his plans to retire. Assisted by a national search firm, CSU combed the country for potential candidates. Committees composed of trustees, faculty, staff and students then evaluated and interviewed candidates, leading to today's vote.

Carter is expected to begin his duties as chancellor early next year.

"The board has no doubt that it has selected the right individual to continue the momentum that we have established at the CSU System over the past decade," said Lawrence D. McHugh, chairman of the CSU Board of Trustees. "We received about 200 inquiries and carefully considered the resumes of more than 40 highly qualified individuals from across the country. David clearly stood out as the best person to lead the CSU System.

"David is an individual of great integrity, as well as an outstanding scholar and administrator. We believe his years of experience and commitment to higher education will greatly benefit CSU, and we believe the new energy and perspective he will bring to the position will help the four CSU universities secure their positions among the best public universities in the nation.

"Bill Cibes did a truly outstanding job for CSU, but we believe David can and will succeed," McHugh concluded.

Carter has been president of Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic since 1988. Before moving to ECSU, Carter was a professor and a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Connecticut from 1977-1988. Before joining the faculty at UConn, he was a professor at the Pennsylvania State University from 1973-1977.

Carter earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Central State University in Ohio. He received a M.Ed. degree in curriculum and supervision at Miami (Ohio) University and a Ph.D. in educational development and educational administration from Ohio State University.

Carter is married to Sandra Holley, dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.

The CSU System is composed of four universities – Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Western Connecticut State University in Danbury and Eastern. More than 35,000 graduate and undergraduate students attend classes at the four universities, and roughly 93 percent of those students are Connecticut residents. The operating budget for the four universities is about $451 million in the current fiscal year.


photo of F. Lee Bailey available at

F. Lee Bailey is Chairman &CEO of IMPAC Control Systems Inc., a leading productivity firm, with North America offices in Litchfield, CT and Punta Gorda, FL.

He is also the author of two other best-selling non-fiction books: For the Defense, and Cleared for the Approach , as well as many other respected volumes for law practitioners.

On the business front, Bailey has extensive experience. He is knowledgeable of management practices and has had broad experience with unions. He has been President and Principal Shareholder for Enstrom Helicopter Manufacturing Company, Menominee, Michigan; President and Principal Shareholder for TelShare Publishing Company, Chelsea, Massachusetts, a publisher of educational books; Consultant to Fairchild Aircraft, San Antonio, Texas; Director and Special Counsel, Murray Chris Craft Industries, Inc., Sarasota, Florida; President of Palm Beach Roamer, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida, a re-manufacturer of yachts and airplanes; and Special Counsel to Interstate Chemical, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida and Mobile, Alabama.

Bailey has done more than 2,500 lectures on various topics to colleges, universities, conventions, professional groups, and community organizations. He has regularly appeared on television as a host on such programs as Good Company, Good Morning America, ABC network shows; host of The Enemy Within, RKO syndicated; and host of Lie Detector, Columbia Syndicated Television.

Bailey joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a jet fighter pilot and legal officer. Mr. Bailey has logged more than 15,000 flying hours as an officer and civilian pilot. After attending Harvard College, Mr. Bailey was admitted to the Boston University Law School and graduated as Valedictorian. He was subsequently admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the Florida Bar, the U.S. Supreme Court, and to all twelve U.S. Courts of Appeal.

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