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.

Officers

DeFred
DeFred (Fritz) G. Folts III '82

Chair

Fritz Folts has served on the Connecticut College Board of Trustees since 2012 and was named Chair in 2018. He is a Managing Partner and the Chief Investment Strategist at 3EDGE Asset Management in Boston.

3EDGE Asset Management is an independent investment firm that provides investment management services to both private clients and institutional investors. The firm currently maintains over $650 million in assets under management. 3EDGE is well known for its use of proprietary investment research methods including the application of concepts from engineering, system dynamics,complexity economics and multi-player game theory in order 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. Fritz received his B.A. with a major in government from Connecticut College in 1982, and an M.B.A. from Instituto Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) a full-time bilingual Spanish-English M.B.A. program in Barcelona, Spain in 1991. He also serves on the U.S. Advisory Council for IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

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 partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in New York where he 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.

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. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1994 and is a Trustee of the law school.

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.

Trustees

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 development of 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, 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 completed an ambitious strategic plan and a new campus master plan focused on building academic, residential, and community strength. The Charles E. Shain Library underwent a $10 million transformation into a vibrant, modern space for teaching and learning and the Otto and Fran Walter Commons opened in the Blaustein Humanities Center in support of global education and engagement. The College received the largest single gift in its history, $20 million, to enhance financial aid, career education, and athletics; as well as two other leadership gifts—a $10 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and a $10 million gift from Nancy Marshall Athey ’72 and Preston Athey–to transform Palmer Auditorium into a new and revitalized center for performance and creative research.

Before coming to Connecticut College, Bergeron was dean of the college at Brown University. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, Bergeron earned master’s and doctoral degrees in music history from Cornell University, and has completed numerous scholarly publications, including two prize-winning books on French music and culture.

She 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.

Betty Brown Bibbins '73
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.

Bradford T. Brown P'12 '15, trustee
Bradford T. Brown P'12 '15 '20

Bradford Brown was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He is an investor, business advisor, and engineer.

Brown is the managing director of Bradford Brown Capital Partners, a private investment partnership that focuses on search funds and profitable small-cap companies. He has over a dozen years of experience in small-cap growth investing, and has acquired over 30 operating companies across different industries.  He is on the board of a half-dozen tech-enabled companies.

Brown is also a senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in McKinsey Digital, with global management and P&L responsibility for the Big Data practice. His client work focused on creating competitive advantage through technology in his financial services clients.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Brown 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 responsibility for the United States.

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

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.

Jamie Glanton Costello '89
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 university of art and design located in Boston.

Costello’s community involvement includes working with the PTO at her children’s schools in a variety of capacities, coaching, the Board of Trustees (2014-2016) of John XXIII High School and the Brookline Commission for Women (1999-2006).

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, Mass.

Loulie (Dodie) Sutro Crawford '89
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.

T. Wilson
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, Connecticut.

Sarah H. Fenton '63, Trustee
Sarah H. Fenton '63

Sally Fenton was elected to the Board of Trustees of Connecticut College in 2012. She is based in California and has interests in art, birding, landscape design, land conservation, athletics and opera. Fenton 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 an M.A. from Stanford University in 1964.

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.

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 over 1.5 million business telephone lines under management, annual revenues exceeding $1.3 billion and employs over 2,000 teammates.

Hale also owns FoxRock Properities, a Boston-based real estate firm with over 3 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.

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.

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

Mark M. Iger '75, trustee
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 B.A. in American studies. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra School of Law in 1978.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Karen Quint '87, trustee
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, 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.

Paolo A. Sanchez '18
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 Piscataway, New Jersey.

Annie M. Scott '84, trustee
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 Sims '16
Chakena (Kena) D. Sims '16

Young Alumni Trustee

Chakena Sims, a Young Alumni Trustee, joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in 2016.

Sims works as Political Director for Lori Lightfoot’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago. She previously worked as Director of Millennial Outreach at JB for Governor, Deputy Press Secretary at Chicago Public Schools, Kim Foxx’s campaign for Cook County State’s Attorney and Chicago Votes’ Democracy Fellowship program.

She came to Connecticut College from Chicago, Illinois as a Posse Full-Tuition Leadership Scholar and a recipient of the Chicago Scholars Program.

On January 20, 2018, Sims was a speaker at the 2nd Annual Women’s March Chicago, where more than 300,000 participants convened in conjunction with other women’s marches across the country. She was selected as an Obama Foundation Peer Advisor to help organize former President Barack Obama’s first civics training for 500 young people in Chicago. She was also nominated to attend the White House’s United State of Women Summit for her work with voting rights activism. Each year, Sims takes groups of high school students to vote as first-time voters in the Illinois primary. She also volunteers at the Cook County Jail to register pre-trial detainees to vote.

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

Peter Skaperdas P’17, trustee
Peter 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 serves as 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 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 14 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.

Maurice Tiner '17, Young Alumni Trustee
Maurice Tiner '17

Young Alumni Trustee

Maurice Tiner joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustee aas a Young Alumni Trustee in 2017. He is in his second year at Yale Divinity School pursuing a three-year Masters in Divinity.

While at Connecticut College, Tiner served as chair of the Black Student Union: Umoja. He was a Unity House ambassador and was very involved in MOCA (Men of Color Alliance) program. During academic year 2015-16, he served as the class of 2017 representative for Honor Council, the student judiciary committee. Tiner was part of the first student group to go to Ghana to help develop the foreign exchange program between Connecticut College and Ashesi University.

Tiner worked within residence life for three years, two years as a floor governor and one year as a housefellow. For three years, he worked in the College Advancement Office supporting the major gifts and alumni relations areas. Through the Office of Community Partnerships, he served as an after school tutor and mentor for New London Youth Affairs.

Tiner has been honored with numerous awards while at the College. In spring 2015, he received the Connecticut College Bookshop Award. During spring 2016, he was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award and the Unity House Leader of the Year Award. After majoring in Africana studies, Tiner received his B.A. from Connecticut College on May 21, 2017 when he also received the Anna Lord Strauss Medal, the highest service award given to a graduating student.

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.

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.