As the leaders of the Connecticut College parent community, Parents Council members work to engage their peers in the life of the College as liaisons for parents of current students and alumni. Members also serve as ambassadors of the College in their home communities and professional networks. Increasing parent support, in all its forms, is the primary focus of the Connecticut College Parents Council.  

The Parents Council meets formally twice a year, once during Fall Weekend and again in the spring.

Member families lead by example, and demonstrate their support of the College by:

  • Making annual leadership gifts to the Parents Fund to provide crucial unrestricted dollars that support every aspect of a Connecticut College education, including financial aid, study away, athletics, visiting scholars and countless other programs and opportunities for current students.
  • Serving on one of the Parents Council’s standing committees:
    • Career Preparation – Works in collaboration with the Office of Career and Professional Development to educate parents about ways they can become involved in preparing students for careers through job shadowing, internships, career-related panels and other speaking opportunities.
    • Programming – Develops regional and on-campus programs geared specifically for parents. The Committee also assists the Office of Admission with welcoming new families to the College and hosting regional receptions throughout the year.

Members of the 2018-19 Parents Council

David and Sandra Abraham P’19 (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Richard and Emily Alexander P’20 (Bethesda, Maryland)
Virgil and Marcia Alfaro P’20 (Charleston, South Carolina)
Kenneth and Lisa Baronsky P’21 (Manhattan Beach, California)
Bart and Gina Breakstone P’16, ’19 (New Canaan, Connecticut)
William and Syke Brewer P’19 (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Bradford and Jane Brown P’12, ’15, 20 (Acton, Massachusetts)
James Dolan and Jeanne McPhillips P’20 (Spring Lake, New Jersey)
John and Suzanne Feigert P’20 (McLean, Virginia)
Indermit and Livleen Gill P’20 (Bethesda, Maryland)
Stephen Greene and Elaine Haemisegger P’20 (Germantown, Maryland)
David and Melissa Henken P’21 (Lincoln, Massachusetts)
Scott and Catherine Iodice P’21 (Towson, Maryland)
Ahmed and Arshia Khan P’21 (Karachi, Pakistan)
Edward and Deborah Kasper P’19 (Timonium, Maryland)
Paul and Julie Leff P’20 (New York, New York)
Ethan and Lisa Lerner P’19 (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Allan and Jane Low P’19 (San Francisco, California)
Brian and Robin McQueen Lynch P’19 (Wilton, Connecticut)
Dirk and Jennifer Miller P’19 (Wayzata, Minnesota)
William Parker and Susanne Beck P’19 (Boston, Massachusetts)
Rodger and Deborah Rohde P’19 (Franklin Lakes, New Jersey)
Gordon ’86 and Maureen ‘87 Conlin Rudd P’17, ’21 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Scott and Jeanmarie Rust P’19 (Austin, Texas)
Robert and Raeanne Sarazen P’21 (Chicago, Illinois)
Michael and Jaleen Siekman P’21 (Carlisle, Massachusetts)
Chris Simon and Tina Wang P’20 (Wellesley, Massachusetts)
Alexei and Christina Simons P’21 (Redmond, Washington)
John Spinney P’21 (Milton, Massachusetts)
Kimberly Waldman P’20 (East Hampton, New York)
Stephen and Elizabeth Whisnant P’21 (Washington, DC)

For more information about the Parents Council and the Parents Fund, please contact Bill Douglas at or 1-800-888-75349 x2310