Dr. Richard R. Bachoo has been chief administrative officer of the University since 1998. His responsibilities include Facilities Management, Intercollegiate Athletics, Environmental Health & Safety, Event Management, and University Police.
During his tenure, he has overseen the completion of more than $220 million in construction and renovations on the campus. Additionally, CCSU has won three Northeast Conference championships in men's basketball, received NCAA tournament berths for men’s basketball, baseball, and women’s soccer and sent its men’s soccer team to the Final 16.
Bachoo created the Office of Environmental Health and Safety to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the University community and surrounding towns. He also initiated the development and implementation of a university-wide sustainability program, which has received national recognition in the Princeton Review and recognized by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection.
Prior to his appointment as Central's CAO, he was the senior policy advisor in the State of Connecticut's Office of Policy and Management (OPM). In that job, he advised the OPM’s secretary and governor's offices on a wide range of management, policy, and budget issues. Previously, he worked for three presidents at the University of Connecticut; he was charged with the division’s budget and personnel matters.
Bachoo earned his BA, MPA and PhD degrees from the University of Connecticut. He lives in West Hartford with his daughter.