Montgomery said Tuesday he considers Hogan a fine choice to fill the position left vacant last year by the resignation of B. Joseph White.
Hogan has been president of Connecticut's seven-campus system since September 2007. The school has about 28,000 students.
Hogan previously was executive vice president, provost and a history professor at the University of Iowa. He also chaired the history department and was a dean at Ohio State.
White resigned last year after an admissions scandal. Stanley Ikenberry has been interim president since then.