From the first year of her presidency, Katherine 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.
During Bergeron's tenure, Connecticut College received the largest gift in its history to support financial aid, career education, and athletics. A $10 million renovation transformed the Charles E. Shain Library into a vibrant, modern space for teaching and learning. And the College completed a strategic plan that will move it forward into a second distinguished century.
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 is the author of numerous scholarly publications, including two prize-winning books on French music and culture.
She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Liberal Education, the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, on the Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges, and on the board of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.