As a duly elected body, the Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of Connecticut College. The Board’s primary functions are to oversee the policies and to steward the financial, physical and human resources of the College. It is the responsibility of each trustee — acting as one body — to understand the current needs of the College and to implement policies and plans for its future.

Service on the Connecticut College Board of Trustees is both an honor and a responsibility. As a group of highly accomplished, diverse and collaborative individuals, the Board sets the highest standards of leadership, working to support the President and to advance the College’s educational mission in an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect. Its most important objective — to which all trustees dedicate their efforts — is to provide the necessary external perspectives and resources in order to steward Connecticut College into the future, thereby ensuring its ongoing development, stability and success.

As of July 1, 2015


Pamela D. Zilly '75, Chair

Pamela Zilly was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2005 and was named Chair in 2012.

She retired as a senior managing director in the Restructuring & Reorganization Advisory Group at The Blackstone Group L.P. in 2009.

At Blackstone, Zilly provided financial advisory services to companies in need of capital or operational restructurings, often in a bankruptcy proceeding, or to creditors of such companies. Prior to joining Blackstone in 1991, she worked for three years at Chemical Bank. Zilly begain her career in investment banking at E.F. Hutton in 1977.

Zilly majored in economics and American history at Connecticut College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with distinction in the major. She received a master's degree in industrial administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Currently, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Theatre Wing in New York City. She resides in New York, New York.

Debo P. Adegbile '91

Vice Chair

Debo P. Adegbile was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011.

Adegbile is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in New York where he practices in its Government and Regulatory Litigation, Strategic Response, and Criminal Litigation and Investigations groups. Until August 2014, he was Senior Counsel to United States Senate Judiciary Chairman, Patrick Leahy, where he advised the Senator on legislative and nomination matters.

Adegbile previously served as the Acting President and Director-Counsel and Director of Litigation of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the nation’s leading civil rights legal organization. At LDF his work involved a broad range of complex civil and criminal cases before trial and appellate courts. In the United States Supreme Court, Adegbile twice defended the constitutionality of core provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in oral argument.

As a result of his legal advocacy, Adegbile has received honors from the American Constitution Society, Southern Center for Human Rights, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bronx Defenders, Stanford Law School, NYU School of Law and the George Washington Carver Community Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, among others.

At Connecticut College, Adegbile majored in government and was awarded the Anna Lord Strauss Medal at commencement in recognition of his outstanding work for the College and community. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1994.

DeFred (Fritz) G. Folts III '82 P'19

Vice Chair

Fritz Folts has served on the Connecticut College Board of Trustees since 2012. He is a Managing Partner and also serves as the Chief Investment Strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management in Boston.

3EDGE is an independent investment management firm that provides investment management services to both private clients and institutional investors. The firm is known for its use of proprietary investment research methods including the application of concepts from engineering, system dynamics, and complexity economics to analyze the cause and effect relationships that drive the global capital markets. An additional component of the research process applies a multi-player game theory framework to investment analysis in order to better understand how the actions and reactions of different agents in both the public and private sectors may materially influence the direction of the global markets.

He has spoken at numerous investment conferences and on industry panels on a variety of topics including global tactical asset allocation and constructing broadly diversified investment portfolios through the use of index Exchange Traded Funds.

Fritz received his bachelor of arts degree with a major in government from Connecticut College in 1982, and a master's degree in business administration from Instituto Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE), a full-time bilingual Spanish-English M.B.A. program in Barcelona, Spain, in 1991. He was the first President of IESE - Business School’s U.S. Alumni Association.


Seth W. Alvord '93

Seth Alvord joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2016.

He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Balance Point Capital Partners, a private equity investment company. Seth has over 20 years of experience in advising and financing companies to achieve growth and profitability.

Prior to joining Balance Point Capital, he held various positions in the investment banking industry, including the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley.

At Connecticut College, Alvord majored in political science and received his bachelor’s degree in 1993. He was a member of the men’s rowing team. In 1998, he earned a master's degree in business administration from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, where he received the A. Donald Kelso Award.

Alvord resides in Westport, Connecticut.

David W. Barber '88

David Barber was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2010.

He is President of Blue Hill, a working farm, restaurant, product and consulting company supporting agriculture that positively contributes to the world’s food system. The 138-acre farm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has been in the Barber family for three generations. Blue Hill restaurant has locations in Greenwich Village and Pocantico Hills, New York, and is a leader in the movement to promote locally produced food.

Barber is a founding partner and board member of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Westchester County, New York. The mission of this unique, nonprofit, member-driven collaboration is to celebrate, teach and advance community-based food production and enjoyment, from farm to classroom to table. This organization works in association with the Blue Hill restaurant located on the grounds of Stone Barns Center. In 2007 he led the effort to create The HayLoft, a corporate event facility at Stone Barns Center. As a consultant and speaker, Barber provides a unique perspective that connects the mission of Stone Barns Center with the business objectives of corporate clients.

Barber serves on the Executive Committee of Stone Barns Center and chairs their Finance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, the Jacob Burns Film Center and the Collegiate School in New York City.

Barber majored in economics and graduated from Connecticut College in 1988. In 1998, he graduated from the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School. Barber resides in Pound Ridge, N.Y.

Katherine Bergeron, President of Connecticut College

From the first year of her presidency, Bergeron has supported the development of the curriculum at Connecticut College through a bold new venture in integrative education. The resulting vision, called Connections, requires all students to make deeper linkages between the work they do in courses, in jobs, and in their lives both on campus and in the world, in order to prepare them for leadership in an era of change: liberal arts for the connected world.

Before coming to Connecticut College, Bergeron was dean of the college at Brown University. She has held academic appointments at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts University, University of California at Berkeley, and Brown. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, Bergeron earned master’s and doctoral degrees in music history from Cornell University, and is the author and editor of numerous scholarly articles and books, including two prize-winning monographs on French music and culture.

Bergeron enjoys singing and has performed on campus with students and with her husband Joseph Butch Rovan, a composer and multimedia artist who is professor of music and director of the arts at Brown.

She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of "Liberal Education," the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, as well as on the board of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and on the executive committee of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges.

Read the full biography of Katherine Bergeron.

Bradford T. Brown P'12 '15 '20

Bradford Brown was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He is a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, based in New York City.

Brad is a senior leader in McKinsey’s digital practice and a member of the global operating committee. He also co-leads McKinsey’s initiatives on big data and data analytics, topics on which he has written and spoken at conferences and management retreats.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Brad was a partner in the Stenbeck Group of companies, where he was a member of the board of two companies and a working member of the top 30 executives worldwide. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Arthur D. Little’s North American information technology practice, with management and P&L responsibility for the United States.

Active in growth equity investing, Brad is on the advisory board of several private companies. He has been on the board of the Executive Council of New York and has worked with MassMoCA, leading several pro-bono engagements to help the museum.

Brad is a graduate of Dartmouth College, receiving his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in 1982. He received an M.S.E.E. in Computer Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the Wharton School in 1986.

Jonathan H. Cohen '87

Jonathan Cohen joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2011.

He is Chief Executive Officer of TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TICC) an investment company based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also CEO of Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:OXLC).

Previously, Cohen managed equity research groups at Wit SoundView from 1999 to 2001, Merrill Lynch & Co. from 1998 to 1999, UBS Securities from 1997 to 1998 and Salomon Smith Barney from 1993 to 1997.

Cohen received a bachelor's degree in economics from Connecticut College in 1987 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1991. He resides in Greenwich, Conn.

Lynn Cooley '76

Lynn Cooley joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in July 2015.

Cooley is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics and professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University.

She is Vice President (and President-elect) of the Genetics Society of America and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Cooley’s honors include a Pew Scholar Award in the biomedical sciences and membership in the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Cooley majored in zoology at Connecticut College and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree. She attended graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, but found her way to the lab of Dieter Söll at Yale University to carry out her dissertation research. Lynn received her Ph.D. in chemistry from UT Austin in 1984 for her research at Yale. She did her postdoctoral training at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to research and teaching, she directed Yale’s Combined Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) for many years.

Cooley resides in Guilford, Connecticut.

Jamie Glanton Costello '89

Jamie Costello joined the Board of Trustees upon her appointment as President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors on July 1, 2016.

She is Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a public, independent college of art and design located in Boston.

Costello’s community involvement includes membership on the Brookline Commission for Women and the PTO and Board of Trustees (2014-2016) of John XXIII High School in Everett, Massachusetts.

She received her bachelor’s degree, majoring in sociology-based human relations, from Connecticut College in 1989. She went on to earn a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Teachers College at Columbia University in 1992 and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Boston College in 2010.

Costello resides in Brookline, Massachusetts.

T. Wilson Eglin '86

Will Eglin joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2015.

Eglin is Chief Executive Officer, President and a trustee of Lexington Realty Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust that owns and manages office, industrial, retail and other commercial properties net-leased to major corporations throughout the United States. He also is Chief Executive Officer of Lexington Realty Advisors, Inc. an affiliate which provides advisory and asset management services to institutional and offshore investors in the net-lease area. Previously, Eglin was a vice president of The LCP Group, L.P.

He is a trustee of The Watch Hill Conservancy and a director of the investment committee of the Phantasos Foundation. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Young Presidents’ Organization.

At Connecticut College, Eglin majored in history and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1986. He resides in Darien, Conn.

Sarah H. Fenton '63

Sally Fenton was elected to the Board of Trustees of Connecticut College in 2012.

Based in California and with interests in art, birding, landscape design, land conservation, athletics and opera, she supports bird-related conservation issues, Stanford athletics, the San Francisco opera and educational advancement in underserved areas.

Fenton is a docent for the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, a position she has held for over 30 years. A teacher for many years, Fenton has volunteered for the Stanford New Schools and sponsored students at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. She is a member of the Garden Club of America and on the board of the San Francisco Opera.

Fenton majored in history and received her bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in 1963. She earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1964. 

Carlos Garcia '88

Carlos Garcia was appointed to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2014.

He is an attorney, real estate investor, salesperson and brokerage owner.

Garcia and his wife, Lucinda Eng, manage Eng Garcia Properties, a residential and commercial real estate sales team covering Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia and operating under the Keller Williams brokerage umbrella. Prior to founding Eng Garcia Properties, he practiced law at the U.S. International Trade Administration, the firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, as a dotcom general counsel, and as corporate counsel for Pitney Bowes. His practice involved international trade regulations, technology licensing, business contracts and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Garcia is a member of the President’s Council and a former board president of Higher Achievement, Inc., which brings rigorous academic programs and a deep mentoring network to under-served middle-schoolers. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of DKT International, a global public health NGO focused on reducing the risk of AIDs and addressing reproductive health issues in developing countries.

In 1988, Connecticut College awarded Garcia bachelor's degree. He earned his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School in 1994. He resides in Washington, D.C.

Rob Hale '88 P'20

Rob Hale joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in July 2015.

Rob Hale is a Co-founder and President of Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a communications company headquartered just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 2002, Granite now has over 1.5 million business telephone lines under management, annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion and employs over 1700 teammates. The company provides voice and data communications products and services over two-thirds of Fortune 100, including 18 of the top 20 retailers in the United States. Granite has been recognized repeatedly as one of the most philanthropic companies in Massachusetts.

Rob has been recognized as a leading entrepreneur by several organizations and publications. He has been repeatedly recognized by Boston Business Journal–Power 50, which salutes the 50 most powerful people in Boston. For his long-time commitment to the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, Mr. Hale was awarded the Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award. He has also received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and has been saluted multiple times as one of the 25 most influential people in American telecom.

Rob also owns FoxRock Properties, a Boston-based real estate firm with over 2 million square feet of commercial space. He also founded Copley Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in small and middle-market businesses with significant growth prospects. Mr. Hale is an owner and Director of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association and is the owner of the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.

Rob has held or holds leadership roles at Boston Children’s Hospital, The Massachusetts Soldier’s Legacy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Deerfield Academy, Connecticut College and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he currently co-chairs the $1.5B Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. Campaign. Lastly, Rob and his wife Karen were honorees for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inaugural Carolyn Lynch Humanitarian Award last month.

Mr. Hale lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.

Eleanor Grace Hardy '15

Young Alumni Trustee

Eleanor Hardy joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees as a Young Alumni Trustee in 2015.

Originally from Topsfield, Massachusetts, Hardy relocated to South Carolina to work as a middle school science teacher in Colleton County for the Teach for America program.

While attending Connecticut College, Hardy worked as a tutor in the Connecticut College Academic Resource Center and as an intern in the Office of Student Wellness, Alcohol and Other Drugs Education. She also was a coordinator for the Kids, Books and Athletics program and served as sports editor of The College Voice. Hardy enjoyed women’s club lacrosse and was her team’s captain for three years.

A campus leader, Hardy spent three years with the Residential Education and Living Office working as both a housefellow and a floor governor. During the 2014 – 2015 academic year, she served as the president of the Class of 2015.

Hardy was a behavioral neuroscience major and received dean’s high honors and dean’s honors. She received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College in May 2015. She resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mark M. Iger '75

Mark Iger joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2012.

He is self-employed as an independent real estate professional working in development primarily in New York and New Jersey. He also practices real estate law in New York City and is currently an advisory director and consultant for CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management, a leading trademark valuation company.

Previously, Iger served as CEO of NAMES International Inc., a licensing agency. He has also been general counsel with Sage Realty Corp., a commercial property management company, as well as co-director of leasing. He currently serves as the president of the co-op board at 993 Park Avenue in New York City.

Iger graduated cum laude from Connecticut College in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies. He earned his juris doctor from Hofstra School of Law in 1978. He resides in New York, N.Y.

W. Estella Johnson '75

Estella Johnson has served on the Connecticut College Board of Trustees since 2010.

She is Managing Principal Partner of Triangle Science, Education and Economic Development, LLC (Triseed, LLC).

Johnson retired as Director of Economic Development in the Economic Development Division (EDD) of the Community Development Department for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2012. As director, she was responsible for a wide range of economic development activities designed to meet Cambridge’s need for a diversified and thriving economy.

Prior to joining the City of Cambridge, Johnson spent nine years as President and CEO of the Gate City Community Development Corporation of Greensboro, NC. Previously, she served as Assistant Commissioner of Economic Development for the City of Chicago, a senior management analyst for Continental Illinois National Bank and as an academic and admissions counselor for the University of Rochester.

She received a bachelor's degree in social psychology from Connecticut College in 1975 and a master's degree in public administration from American University in 1980. She resides in Hillsborough, N.C.

Eric J. Kaplan '85

Eric Kaplan was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2014.

As Chief of Staff to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of Pennsylvania, Kaplan provides high-level strategic support on a variety of projects and activities that are critical to achieving GSE’s priorities. He works with myriad constituencies within the school and with university-wide leadership to advance GSE’s most important initiatives. He also teaches two courses in Enrollment Management in GSE’s master’s and doctoral programs, and chairs doctoral dissertation committees with a higher education focus.

Kaplan previously served as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management. He also served as Penn’s Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations for International Initiatives, (2010—2013) Associate Secretary of the University (2006, 2008-2010) and Interim Dean of Admissions (2007-2008), as well as in several leadership roles in the Undergraduate Admissions Office including Associate Dean and Director of Admissions from 1994-2003.

Kaplan led enrollment efforts as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Lehigh University from 2003-2006. Earlier in his career, he worked in the admissions offices at Brandeis University, Boston University and Westbrook College.

Kaplan is involved with the Point Foundation as a scholarship reader and scholar mentor. He is a consulting editor for Change – The Magazine of Higher Education.

At Connecticut College, Kaplan majored in psychology and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1985. He received an Ed.M. in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University in 1989 and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

Martha Joynt Kumar '63

Martha Kumar joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2013. She is an emeritus professor who served in the department of political science at Towson University.

As a scholar with a research focus on the White House, Kumar is interested in presidential-press relations, White House communications operations and presidential transitions. Her most recent book, "Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power," came out in June 2015 from Johns Hopkins University Press. Her last book, "Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communication Operation," won a 2008 Richard E. Neustadt Award from the presidency section of the American Political Science Association. Her previous books include "The White House World: Transitions, Organization, and Office Operations," edited with Terry Sullivan, and "Portraying the President: The White House and the News Media," with Michael Grossman.

Kumar is director of the White House Transition Project, a nonpartisan effort by presidency scholars to provide information on presidential transitions and White House operations. She is a board and executive committee member of the White House Historical Association and also is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Public Administration. She is an editorial board member for "Presidential Studies Quarterly."

After graduating from Connecticut College with a bachelor's degree in government in 1963, Kumar earned her master's degree and a doctorate in political science from Columbia University. 

Laurie Norton Moffatt '78

Laurie Norton Moffatt has served as a member of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees since 2013.

She has served as director and CEO of Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. The museum holds the central repository of art and archival materials relating to the life and work of Norman Rockwell. She authored the Norman Rockwell catalogue raisonné and is a leading scholar of American illustration art; her scholarship in visual studies has invited reconsideration of illustration art as an important genre in the American visual art canon.

Norton Moffatt was selected by the National Arts Strategy Project as one of 100 national arts leaders to chart the nation’s cultural landscape. She also served the U.S. State Department as a cultural specialist to Ethiopia in 2010 and Russia in 2008. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of Art Museum Directors, Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Health Systems.

At Connecticut College, Norton Moffatt majored in art history and included a concentration of Chinese and Asian Studies. She received her bachelor of arts degree in 1978 and an M.B.A. from the Isenberg School at the University of Massachusetts in 1998. She resides in Stockbridge, Mass.

David H. Palten '76 P'04 P'09

David Palten has served as a member of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees since 2009.

He is an entrepreneur, being a partner in several small businesses including Alpha Prep, LLC, a tutoring and standardized testing business that aims to use technologies to enhance the student experience.

In 2007, Palten retired as Chairman and CEO from Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a global software company. He co-founded Eagle in 1989 as an investment system consulting firm and transformed it into a significant consulting practice and leading investment software company. After growing Eagle from two partners to 500 employees and consultants with revenues of $80 million, it was acquired in 2001 by Bank of New York Mellon. Prior to co-founding Eagle, Palten worked at Aetna Insurance Company, where he was involved with a multitude of investment systems projects. He also held positions with Andersen Consulting and National Westminster Bank.

Palten received a bachelor's degree in economics from Connecticut College in 1976 and a master's degree in business administration from Boston University in 1978. He resides in West Hartford, Conn.

Maria C. Pellegrini '69

Maria Pellegrini was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2010.

She is Executive Director of Programs at the W. M. Keck Foundation which supports pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research. The foundation makes grants to colleges and universities for biomedical and physical science and engineering projects, undergraduate education, as well as funding local Southern California arts, education and social welfare organizations.

Pellegrini also worked at the W. M. Keck Foundation from 1998-2004 as Program Director for Science and Engineering and the Liberal Arts. She left that position to join Brandeis University, where she served as Vice President for Research and was responsible for research infrastructure, grants and contracts university-wide, including oversight of a $154 million science complex renewal project involving the design and construction of two new science buildings and major renovations in others. From 1977-1998, Pellegrini was professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California, serving as department chair from 1988-1993 and dean of research in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences from 1994-1998.

She serves on the board of the USC – Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy, where she is a former board chair.

Pellegrini graduated from Connecticut College in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She received her doctorate in chemistry from Columbia University in 1974 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. She resides in South Pasadena, Calif.

Sharis A. Pozen '86 P'19

Sharis Pozen was appointed to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2013. She is Vice President of Global Competition and Antitrust at GE.

Prior to joining GE, Pozen was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she was a leader in their Antitrust and Competition practice group. Prior to her time at Skadden, Pozen joined the Obama Administration in February 2009 as Chief of Staff in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and then was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust in 2011. Prior to this, she was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, after beginning her career at the Federal Trade Commission.

Pozen is a board member of the National Partnership for Women and Families and the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

At Connecticut College, Pozen majored in history and government and received her bachelor's degree in 1986. She earned her Juris Doctor from Washington University in 1989. Her husband, Thorn Pozen (’88), practices law in Washington, D.C., and they have two daughters, one of whom is a member of the Connecticut College Class of 2019.

Karen D. Quint '87

Karen Quint joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2012. She is a partner for Spencer Stuart, an executive search firm, in their San Francisco office and is a member of the financial officer practice, where she focuses on senior-level financial executive searches.

Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Karen spent 13 years with Heidrick & Struggles and six years with two boutique search firms on both the East and West coasts.

A frequent speaker at financial executive conferences, Karen presents on talent management and the changing role of the chief financial officer. She has been a featured speaker and panelist for the Financial Executives Institute, Corporate Executive Board Roundtables, National Association Corporate Treasurers and the National Investor Relations Institute.

Quint graduated from Connecticut College in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in American studies. 

Blake Michael E. Reilly '14

Young Alumni Trustee

Blake Reilly, a young alumni trustee, joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2014.

He is the Assistant Director of Residence Life in the Office of Student Affairs at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He supervises student residential life staff members, oversees the Green Dot bystander intervention program, assists with peer to peer health education and tracks residence damage at Bates.

From 2011 through academic year 2013-14, Reilly served as president of the Connecticut College chapter of One in Four, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness about and end sexual assault and rape in our society, with a focus on collegiate and military settings. He worked as a housefellow of Freeman House, as a biology tutor for the Academic Resource Center and as an Admission Fellow for the Office of Admission. Reilly was a varsity athlete in cross country and track and field and served as a captain of the men’s track and field team. He was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012 and NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2012 and 2013.

While at Connecticut College, Reilly majored in biochemistry and received Dean’s High Honors and Dean’s Honors. He received his bachelor's degree in 2014. 

Annie M. Scott '84

Annie Scott was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2012. She is director of information technology at Middlesex Community College.

Annie Scott joined Middlesex in 2006 after a decade of serving as director of management information systems / information and communications technology at Post University. Prior to that position, she was director of development and alumni relations, coordinator of alumni affairs and coordinator of development services at Post. Annie Scott also worked at the Taft School as a College Advisor and English Instructor. Annie Scott began her career in 1984 as assistant director of admission at Connecticut College.

Active in her community, Annie Scott currently serves as a member-at-large and was a founding member and the first president of the Board of Directors of the Brass City Charter School (Pre-K – 8). She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Waterbury United Way, is a Connecticut Community Foundation member, a former trustee, and a CCF Women’s Initiative Fund founding member and supporter.

Annie Scott earned a bachelor's degree in English from Connecticut College in 1984. She received the Anna Lord Strauss Medal at her graduation, which recognized her exemplary community service to both the College and to the New London community. She continues to serve as class vice-president and as a gift officer for the Class of 1984. 

Chakena (Kena) D. Sims '16

Young Alumni Trustee

Chakena (Kena) Sims works as a press assistant at Chicago Public Schools. She previously worked at Chicago Votes in the Democracy Fellowship program and in the Kim Foxx for Cook County State’s Attorney Fellowship program.

Sims came to Connecticut College from Chicago, Illinois, as a Posse Full-Tuition Leadership Scholar and a recipient of the Chicago Scholars Program. Her campus leadership experience included serving as chair and treasurer of Umoja: The Black Student Union and as a Floor Governor for the Office of Residential Education and Living. She was an active member of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR). Off campus, Chakena volunteered as a teacher’s assistant at the Winthrop Stem Elementary Magnet School in New London and at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.

At Connecticut College, Sims majored in history and completed her bachelor’s degree in December 2015. She received a certificate from the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy and was a 2016 recipient of the College’s Martin Luther King Service Award and the Dean of the College: Harriet Buescher Lawrence ’34 Prize.

Timothy E. Yarboro '75

Tim Yarboro joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2013.

He is physician supervisor and Occupational Health Bureau Chief at the Arlington County Virginia, Department of Human Services, Public Health Division. He is also an at-large member of the Health Care Advisory Board in Fairfax County, Virginia.

From 1983 to 2004, Yarboro was founder, owner and physician at Fair Oaks Family Practice. During his years in private practice, he served as Chairman of the Department of Family Practice from 1991-1992 and President of the Medical Staff from 2004-2005 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax County, Va.

For ten years, from 1984 to 1994, he was a consultant physician with Occupational Medical Services at Mobil Oil corporate headquarters (ExxonMobil.) He also was a consultant physician for 20 years with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Mental Health and Retardation, Northern Virginia Training Center; and Hospice of Northern Virginia.

Yarboro is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Majoring in anthropology, Yarboro graduated with a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in 1975. He studied at Medical College of Pennsylvania, receiving his M.D. in 1980, and completed an internship at Inova Fairfax Hospital in 1981. His residency in family practice was fulfilled in 1983 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. He earned a master's of business administration degree in medical services management from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. He resides in Herndon, Va.