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.



DeFred (Fritz) G. Folts III '82


Fritz Folts assumed the position as Chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees on July 1, 2018. He has served on the CC Board since 2012. 

Fritz is co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management in Boston. 3EDGE is an independent investment management firm that provides investment services to both private clients and institutional investors. The firm currently maintains over $925 million in assets under management. 3EDGE is well known for its use of proprietary investment research methods, including the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as concepts from system dynamics, complexity economics and multi-player game theory to analyze the cause and effect relationships that drive the global capital markets. 

He has spoken at numerous investment conferences on the topic of global-macro investing and has been featured in Barron’s and Bloomberg. 

Fritz received his B.A. with a major in government from Connecticut College in 1982. He earned an M.B.A. from Instituto Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) a bilingual, Spanish-English M.B.A. program in Barcelona, Spain in 1991 and currently serves on the U.S. Advisory Council for IESE Business School. 

He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife Cathy.

Debo Adegbile, trustee, Connecticut College

Debo P. Adegbile '91

Vice Chair

Debo P. Adegbile was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011 and serves as Vice-Chair of the Board. Adegbile is a litigation partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in New York where he is a member of the firm’s Government and Regulatory litigation practice and also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s anti-discrimination practice and is a member of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Litigation group. His practice focuses on a broad range of matters at the intersection of law, business, and government policy. Adegbile has significant experience in commercial, government-facing and appellate litigation, as well as in investigations and strategic counseling in high-stakes matters. He currently serves as a commissioner on the US Commission on Civil Rights, appointed by President Obama in 2016 to a six-year term. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale LLP, Adegbile was Senior Counsel to United States Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, where he advised the Senator on legislative, constitutional 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. Adegbile twice defended the constitutionality of core provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in oral argument in the United States Supreme Court on two occasions. 

At Connecticut College, Adegbile majored in government, minored in African Studies and was awarded the Anna Lord Strauss Medal at commencement in recognition of his outstanding work for the College and community. Adegbile is a recipient of the Agnes Berkeley Leahy award for outstanding alumni service. He is a frequent speaker at Connecticut College and nationally on legal topics. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1994 and is a Trustee of the law school and also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vera Institute of Justice.

Jonathan H. Cohen '87, trustee

Jonathan H. Cohen '87

Vice Chair

Jonathan Cohen joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2011 and was elected Vice Chair in 2018. 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 B.A. in economics from Connecticut College in 1987 and a M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1991.

Karen Quint '87, trustee

Karen D. Quint '87

Vice Chair

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 as well as board director searches for financial experts and audit committee members. She also works with clients on succession planning, team effectiveness and aligning culture with strategy. 

Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Quint 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, Quint 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 major in American studies.


Nicole Abraham

Nicole A. Abraham ’19


Nicole Abraham, a Young Alumni Trustee, joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2019. An executive producer’s assistant at CBS Corporation, Abraham works for the executive producer/showrunner for the CBS drama Blue Bloods.

Abraham’s leadership experience at Connecticut College included being a director for the Women’s Empowerment Initiative, a mentor to sophomore Holleran Center scholars, and working as a tutor through The Petey Greene Program, tutoring women at the York Correctional Facility to help them obtain their General Education Development (GED) diplomas. She served on the film studies Student Advisory Board during her senior year in which she assisted two separate faculty hiring committees. Moreover, she was a member of the College’s swim team, TEDx Club, Student Activities Council.

During the summer of 2018, Abraham worked as an assistant in the writer’s office at CBS’s television show Blue Bloods in Brooklyn, New York. At the College, her film production and planning experience involved her working as a producer, director, editor, and camerawoman on seven films she has made, as well as a crew member on several of her peers’ films

Abraham doubled majored in film studies and sociology graduating summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College in May 2019. She also received a certificate from the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy, was declared membership to Alpha Kappa Delta—the international honor society of sociology, and was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Furthermore, she earned Dean’s High Honors and was awarded the Sociology Department Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Major.

Seth W. Alvord '93

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. Alvord 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 an M.B.A. from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University where he was awarded the A. Donald Kelso Award. Alvord resides in New Canaan, CT.

Katherine Bergeron, President of Connecticut College

Katherine Bergeron, President of Connecticut College

Katherine Bergeron became the 11th president of Connecticut College on Jan. 1, 2014. From her first year in office, she has supported the faculty in developing a bold new venture in interdisciplinary education. The resulting vision, called Connections, requires students to create deeper linkages between the work they do in courses, in jobs, in the community, and around the globe, in order to prepare them for leadership in an era of change: liberal arts for the interconnected world.

During Bergeron’s tenure, Connecticut College has received some of the largest gifts in its history, including one $20 million gift to enhance financial aid, career education and athletics, and two $10 million gifts to revitalize Palmer Auditorium into a center for creative performance and research. Other major projects during her tenure have included the renovation of the Charles E. Shain Library, the creation of the Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement and the opening of a new Office of Career and Professional Development, to be completed in Fall 2019.

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 of numerous scholarly publications, including two edited collections and two prize-winning books on French music and culture. Before coming to Connecticut College, she was dean of the college at Brown University.

Bergeron currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Liberal Education,” the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; on the Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Colleges; on the Board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; as a commissioner for the New England Commission on Higher Education; and on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.

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Betty Brown Bibbins '73

Betty Bibbins was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2018. She is a retired health care management professional with administrative and teaching careers in both clinical and business environments. Bibbins serves on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. and is a member of the Advisory Board of American College of Physician Advisors.

Bibbins was founder, CEO and executive physician educator of DocuComp® LLC, a health care consulting educational organization providing in-patient record clinical documentation (CDI) services. It also offers continuing education and educational support for the certification in CDI to physicians, nurses, case managers, coders and CDI specialists.

Majoring in zoology, Bibbins received her B.A. from Connecticut College in 1973 and went on to earn a B.S. in nursing, with highest honors, from Hampton University in 1977. In 1982, she received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then proceeded to complete an internship and residency as Chief Resident / Assistant Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1986.

Maria Boyce

Maria Wyckoff Boyce ’85

Maria Boyce was appointed to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2020.

Boyce is a partner at Hogan Lovells LLP in Houston, Texas where she prosecutes and defends complex commercial and intellectual property cases in the energy and technology industries in courts throughout the United States. Within Hogan Lovells, she leads the Oil, Gas, and LNG Sector of Hogan Lovell’s Global Energy and Natural Resources Group and has served as a member of the Global Leadership Team of the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice.

In 2014, Boyce was selected by her United States senators to serve on the bipartisan committee that interviews federal judicial candidates for district court and Fifth Circuit vacancies in Texas. In this role, she actively participates in the process of vetting presidential appointed federal judges in Texas. She is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Boyce is actively involved in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and is a director of Night Court and the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, Houston Chapter. 

With a major in government and a minor in history, Boyce graduated cum laude from Connecticut College in 1985. She went on to graduate with a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Ethan Brown

Ethan W. Brown ’94

Ethan Brown joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2021.

Ethan is the founder of Beyond Meat and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the company's board of directors since its inception in 2009. He also served as Secretary from 2009 - 2018. Ethan began his career with a focus on clean energy and the environment, serving as an energy analyst for the National Governors’ Center for Best Practices. He then joined Ballard Power Systems, a hydrogen fuel-cell company, where he assumed a series of increasingly responsible roles, eventually reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Ethan also created and opened a center for fuel reformation and has held several industry positions, including Vice Chairman of the Board at The National Hydrogen Association and Secretary of the United States Fuel Cell Council.

Ethan is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and, along with Beyond Meat, is the recipient of the United Nation’s highest environmental accolade, Champion of the Earth (2018). He holds an MBA from Columbia University, an MPP with a focus on Environment from the University of Maryland, and a BA in History and Government from Connecticut College.

Lynn Cooley, trustee of Connecticut College

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 Past-President 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. Cooley 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, MD. 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, Conn.

Loulie (Dodie) Sutro Crawford '89

Dodie Crawford began serving on the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2018.

While at Connecticut College, Crawford majored in economics and art history and received her B.A. in 1989. She attended Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management earning a M.B.A. in marketing, strategy and organizational behavior in 1995.

Crawford worked for Clorox in brand management and for Webvan and eBay in marketing, data management, merchandising and operations. More recently, Dodie has led marketing, strategy and global crowd-sourced innovation consulting projects for a wide range of businesses.

Crawford serves on the Board of Trustees of the Drew School, a college preparatory high school in San Francisco and was the founding President of National Charity League, Inc., Golden Gate Chapter from 2016 to 2018.

Crawford resides in San Francisco, California with her husband Peter and two children.

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T. Wilson Eglin '86

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

Eglin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lexington Realty Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust that develops, owns and manages industrial real estate 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. 

He is a trustee of The Watch Hill Conservancy, a director of Phantasos Foundation, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Eglin was a founding director of Africa Schoolhouse, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality schools, medical care, job training and clean water to rural villages in Northern Tanzania. 

At Connecticut College, Eglin majored in history and graduated with a B.A. in 1986. He resides in Darien, Conn.

Carlos Garcia '88 P'18, trustee

Carlos Garcia '88

Carlos Garcia was appointed to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2014. He is an attorney, real estate investor, sales-person 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.

After majoring in government, Garcia was awarded a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1988. He then earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1994.

Greg Gigliotti

Gregory J. Gigliotti ’88

Greg Gigliotti joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2020.

Gigliotti is the Head of Asset Management and a Partner at Xtellus Ventures, a New York based advisory and investment firm. He formerly was a founding partner and senior portfolio manager of Trilogy Global Advisors, LP an investment advisory managing over $16 billion in global equity strategies on behalf of institutional clients. Gigliotti was a vice president and senior portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he co-managed a $7 billion series of mutual funds and institutional accounts.

Gigliotti is a member of the Board of Trustees of SoundWaters, a non-profit organization focused on marine based education and youth sailing programs and a trustee of the LISOT Sailing Foundation, another non-profit that provides advanced training to youth sailors who have an ambition to compete both nationally and internationally. He was previously a trustee for The Stanwich School a pre-K-12 private school in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Majoring in economics and international relations, Gigliotti graduated with a B.A from Connecticut College in 1988.

Rob Hale, trustee of Connecticut College

Rob Hale '88 P'20

Rob Hale was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2015. He is Co-founder and President of Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a communications company headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Founded in 2002, Granite now has annual revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and employs over 2,100 teammates.

Hale also owns FoxRock Properties, a Boston-based real estate firm with over 4 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. 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. He 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. He has also received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and has been saluted as one of the 25 most influential people in American telecom multiple times.

Hale has held or holds leadership roles at Boston Children’s Hospital, The Massachusetts Soldier’s Legacy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Deerfield Academy and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Hale, and his wife Karen, have received numerous awards recognizing their commitment to the lifesaving missions of numerous health institutions and organizations. For 2019, The Chronicle of Philanthropy listed the Hales as among the top 15 most generous philanthropists in America.

At Connecticut College, Hale majored in history and received his B.A. in 1988.


Steven W. Jacobson ’85 P’22

Steve Jacobson joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2020.

Jacobson is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Sankaty Light Consumer Health, Inc. In 1994, he founded Olympus Health Care Solutions and developed the international health care cost containment model still widely emulated today. Under his leadership, Olympus lead the market by developing and implementing new products and services which contribute to industry leading savings and service. In 2015, he sold Olympus to an international insurance services company.

Jacobson is a founder of Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach and active in many community activities including Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Majoring in economics and government at Connecticut College, Jacobson received his B.A. in 1985. He earned a J.D from Tulane School of Law in 1989 and completed Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management (OPM45) program in 2014.

Eric J. Kaplan '85, trustee

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 is a Leadership Philadelphia Fellow. He also sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Development Committee of Need In Deed, a Philadelphia-based organization that supports service learning opportunities for students in the School District of Philadelphia. Eric remains active with the Point Foundation as a scholarship reader and previously served as a scholar mentor for two Penn students.

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, trustee

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. In April 2018 at its annual dinner, the White House Correspondents Association gave Kumar the Association’s President’s Award, which “honors exceptional service to the WHCA.” She has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Moody Foundation, and the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland.

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 majoring in government and graduating with a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1963, Kumar earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 John D. Linehan

John D. Linehan P'18 '22

John Linehan was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2018.

He is the portfolio manager for the Equity Income and the U.S. Concentrated Large-Cap Equity Income Strategies and co-portfolio manager of the U.S. Large-Cap Value Strategy at T. Rowe Price. In addition, Linehan is the chief investment officer of Equity and a member of the firm’s U.S. Equity Steering and Equity Brokerage and Trading Control committees. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Linehan has 29 years of investment experience, 20 with T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, he was an executive in the oil trading and consulting industry. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Linehan earned a B.A. in economics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was the Henry Ford II Scholar, an Arjay Miller Scholar, and the winner of the Alexander A. Robichek Award in finance.

Jonathan McBride

Jonathan D. McBride ’92

Jonathan McBride rejoined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2020 after previously serving from 2000 to 2009.

Most recently, from December 2014 to December 2019, McBride served as a managing director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock, a publicly traded investment management firm. He was a member of the firm's Global Operating Committee. Prior to joining BlackRock, McBride served as Director of the Presidential Personnel Office in the White House, a role he was appointed to in July 2013. He joined the Obama administration as a special assistant to the President and the deputy director of the Presidential Personnel Office in August 2009. In February 2012, he was promoted to be a deputy assistant to the President.

In 2000, McBride co-founded Jungle Media Group. Jungle's magazines, websites, and live events served a variety of audiences including MBAs, JDs, college students, and young black and Hispanic professionals. In 2006, Jungle Media Group was sold to Universum, a global employer branding company. As chief strategy officer at Universum, McBride served as the company's most senior consultant to companies and agencies looking to attract and recruit top talent.

McBride earned his B.A. in U.S. history and economics from Connecticut College in 1992 and his M.B.A. in finance from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.  

Laurie Norton Moffatt '78, trustee

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, Massachusetts.

Evan Piekara

Evan Piekara ’07

Evan Piekara joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees upon his appointment as President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors on July 1, 2019. 

Piekara is a Senior Manager at BDO Public Sector. He supported BDO Public Sector in the launch of their management consulting practice and has provided strategy and operations, human capital and information technology support to government and nonprofit clients. Piekara currently holds a range of professional certifications in change management, conflict resolution, lean six sigma, project management and total quality management

Beyond his commitment to the Connecticut College Alumni Association Board of Directors, Piekara stays involved with the College by organizing regional events and activities and serving as a class agent and reunion committee member. He provides career development opportunities to current students and alumni, and recruits and interviews prospective students. Piekara also serves on the Board of DC Scholars, a Washington D.C. charter school. Piekara also currently serves as Chair of New Endeavors by Women (NEW), a DC-based organization that provides shelter and support services to homeless women and their children.

Piekara graduated cum laude from Connecticut College in 2007 with a double major in government and economics, earning Pi Sigma Alpha honors. After graduating from the College, he joined Teach For America (TFA) and taught 6th and 7th grade English and social studies in the South Bronx. During this time, he earned a Master in Education from Pace University and was a finalist for TFA's Sue Lehmann National Excellence in Teaching Award. After four years in the classroom, Piekara moved to Washington D.C. to earn his M.B.A. from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

Sharis A. Pozen '86, trustee

Sharis A. Pozen '86 P'19

Sharis Pozen was appointed to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2013. She is Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust Group at Clifford Chance. 

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Pozen was Vice President, Global Competition Law & Policy at General Electric.  She was formerly a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she was a leader in their Antitrust and Competition practice group.  Before her time at Skadden, she 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 that appointment, she was a partner at Hogan & Hartson.  She began her legal career at the Federal Trade Commission. 

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

At Connecticut College, Pozen majored in history and government and received her B.A. in 1986. She earned her J.D. from Washington University in 1989. Her husband, Thorn Pozen ’88, practices law in Washington, DC, and they have two daughters, one of which is a member of the Connecticut College Class of 2019.

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Leslie Rosen '02

Leslie Rosen became a member of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2019. 

Rosen is a principal at Rosen Harbottle Commercial Real Estate, where she contributes significantly to business strategy and operations, transaction management, managing landlord/tenant disputes, and the review of legal documents. Prior to joining Rosen Harbottle in 2015, she practiced transactional commercial real estate law in New York at Paul Hastings LLP and Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP.

Rosen is a director of the Rita and Herbert Rosen Family Foundation and is a board member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Hillel at the University of Washington, the Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children and the Isador Simon Family Foundation. She is a participant in the Wexner Heritage Program.

Graduating with honors in 2002, Rosen earned a B.A. in government from Connecticut College. She earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2007. In 2012, Rosen was honored by Connecticut College with the Mach Arom ’89 Alumni Award for distinguished achievements in her profession and within society.

Paolo A. Sanchez '18

Young Alumni Trustee

Paolo Sanchez was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees as a Young Alumni Trustee in 2018. 

While attending Connecticut College, Sanchez’s leadership experience included serving as Chair of Equity and Inclusion for the Student Government Association (SGA) where he served as a liaison between the division of institutional equity and inclusion and the SGA. His senior year, Sanchez chaired the department of film studies student advisory board whose work included planning special events on behalf of the department and developing a larger presence of film studies beyond Connecticut College. 

Sanchez worked as a senior admission fellow interviewing prospective applicants for the Class of 2022, including transfer and international students. He participated in admission event panels where he spoke about his educational experiences and life at the College. Sanchez also worked in the Office of Residential Education and Living and served as an independent living coordinator. 

Sanchez, fluent in English and Spanish and with advanced proficiency in German, worked during summers as a resident counselor and residential director at the English Language Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Sanchez majored in film studies and received his bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College in May 2018. He was named a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Scholar in 2016. Sanchez resides in Brookline, Massachusetts. Sanchez currently works at Northeastern University as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Peter Skaperdas P’17, trustee

Peter D. Skaperdas P'17

Peter Skaperdas became a member of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2017.  

Skaperdas is a Senior Vice President and a Private Wealth Advisor at UBS Financial, a global provider of financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients. His prior positions include Chief U.S. Economist for UBS, Senior Economist at Salomon Brothers and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

He is a past President of the Board of Directors of the New Canaan YMCA and is a past president of the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra. 

Skaperdas earned his B.S. in economics and mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1975 and his M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1977.

Dwayne C. Stallings '99

Dwayne Stallings was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2018.

He is a Raymond James Financial Advisor and Vice President of Liberty Bank in Mystic, Connecticut. Stallings has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. Previously, he was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in New London. He had been named one of the Top 100 Financial Advisors in America by Bank Investment Consultant magazine.

At Connecticut College, Stallings majored in history and earned his B.A. in 1999. His senior year, he was team captain and leading scorer on the men’s varsity basketball team. The team posted a 28-1 record, was ranked No. 1 in the country and advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament. Stallings was inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018.

After graduating from the College, Stallings played professional basketball in Europe. He now works closely with the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England, where he assists students with finding internships and jobs. Dwayne hosts several financial panels each year in the U.K. on behalf of the UEA. He also funds the UEA Dwayne C. Stallings scholarship.

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Shyanne T. Temple ’20

Young Alumni Trustee

Shyanne Temple joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees as a Young Alumni Trustee in 2020.

Temple is preparing to take the MCAT and apply to medical schools while exploring different learning opportunities at medical practices in the Worcester, MA area. She is also collaborating with members of her church community to create a program teaching black history that is not currently taught in the local school district to the youth of her community.

Temple was accepted in the Connecticut College Science Leaders Program upon her admittance to the College. She was a scholar in the Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA). Her coursework and 2019 summer internship as a research assistant at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile led to her CISLA senior integrative project, “The Effects of PM 2.5 on Infants Born Small for Gestational Age.”

A  natural leader, Temple is former director of the CC Gospel Choir, where she led efforts to organize events aimed at uplifting students through gospel music, and the founder of Womxn of Color Collective (WOCC), a Conn club that builds community with women of color through meetings and events with students, staff and faculty. Since 2012, Temple has been a teacher in the Children’s Department of Faith Fellowship Ministries International.

While at Connecticut College, Temple majored in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology graduating with a B.A. in May 2020. She was the 2020 recipient of the Community Builder Award.

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Rajneesh Vig ’93

Rajneesh Vig joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2019.

Vig, Managing Director at BlackRock, Inc., is a member of BlackRock’s Global Credit Platform and President and COO of BlackRock-TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCP) an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock Inc. Prior to joining BlackRock in August 2018, Vig was a managing partner at Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was also Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Management Committee. TCP with its more than $9 billion in committed capital was acquired by BlackRock in 2018. Prior to TCP, Vig held roles within investment banking, debt capital markets and the structured solutions groups at Deutsche Bank Securities from 1999 through 2006.

Vig currently chairs BlackRock Private Credit’s Investment Committee, is a member of the Credit Oversight Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of TCPC and Edmentum. He also serves on the Los Angeles Advisory Board of the Posse Foundation.

Vig graduated magna cum laude from Connecticut College in 1993 with a B.A. in economics. He went on to earn his M.B.A. in finance from New York University in 1994.

Eric J. Waldman P'20

Eric J. Waldman P'20

Eric Waldman was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2017.

Waldman is managing partner of High Mountain Capital LLC, a private investment company he founded in 2014.

Previously, he was with UBS Financial Services for 20 years where he was Senior Vice President, Investments, and a member of the Chairman’s Club. Prior to joining UBS, Waldman spent 15 years in advertising working for top agencies, including Ogilvy & Mather, Young and Rubicam, and Saatchi and Saatchi.

Waldman is a trustee of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Inc. He also is a Board and Finance Committee member of The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation of the Archdiocese of New York and a member of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.

Cynthia “Cici” Kossmann Wilkinson ’84 P’19

Cynthia "Cici" Kossmann Wilkinson ’84 P’19

Cynthia “Cici” Wilkinson was appointed to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2017.

A non-profit volunteer, Wilkinson is on the Board of Directors of the Promise Project at Columbia and at Moving for Life DanceExercise for Health both in New York City. She was formerly a trustee on the Board of the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey.

At Connecticut College, Wilkinson majored in art history, spent two semesters in Florence, and was on the tennis team. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1984 and then completed Sotheby’s Work of Art course in London. She worked as an art appraiser at the William Doyle Galleries followed by a position as a painting registrar at Sotheby’s in New York. Wilkinson went on to earn an M.A. in art from Hunter College in 1992. She also studied art appraisal at Yeshiva University.

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Leslie E. Wong

Leslie Wong was elected to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2019.   

In July 2019, Wong retired as president of San Francisco State University (SFSU) and from the California State University system. He was the university’s 13th president, appointed to the position in 2012. SFSU is a research intensive doctoral level institution which serves approximately 30,000 students at three sites.

Wong’s career in higher education and administration spans 45 years. Prior to joining SFSU, he served as president of Northern Michigan University from 2004 to 2012. From 1999 to 2004, he served as vice president academic affairs at Valley City State University in North Dakota. He also held several leadership positions with the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo (now Colorado State University at Pueblo) from 1996 to 1999, including serving concurrently as provost and academic vice-president, and interim president in 1997. He also served as academic dean and a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Wong is a foundation trustee for Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Committee of 100, a national and international organization with the dual mission of advancing constructive dialogue and relationships between the United States and Greater China, and advocating for Chinese American rights in the United States. Wong previously served on the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Board of Governors Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity. He also served on the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Division II President’s Council for three years.

Majoring in psychology, Wong graduated with a B.A. from Gonzaga University. He earned a M.S. in experimental psychology from Eastern Washington University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Washington State University.

Timothy E. Yarboro '75, trustee

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, Virginia. 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 B.A. 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 an M.B.A. in medical services management from Johns Hopkins University in 2005.


Pamela D. Zilly ’75

Pamela Zilly returned to the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2020 after previously serving from 2005 to 2018. She served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2018.

Zilly retired as a senior managing director in the Restructuring & Reorganization Advisory group at The Blackstone Group L.P. At Blackstone, she 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, Zilly worked at E.F. Hutton & Company Inc. and three years at Chemical Bank in investment banking.

Currently, Zilly is a vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Theatre Wing and serves on its Investment Committee.  She is a member of the board of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company and Chair of its Finance Committee.

Zilly majored in economics and American history at Connecticut College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with distinction in major in 1975. She received a Master of Science in industrial administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 1977.