Board of Directors


The UConn Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of elected directors drawn from corporations and community organizations, and ex-officio members from the University administration, faculty and student body. The faculty and student directors serve as advocates among their peers for the Foundation and its work on behalf of the University. The Foundation president is the chief executive officer of the Foundation, and day-to-day operations are administered by the vice president of finance and controls and the vice president for development.

View the Board of Directors conflict of interest policy.

Board Profile

The Board’s strong constituency, by design, reflects the set of professional backgrounds, skills and knowledge necessary to achieve its ambitious goals for the Foundation. Its members give selflessly of their time, expertise and financial resources, setting policies for successfully raising, accountably managing and prudently investing private philanthropic funds on behalf of the University. Together, they are helping to realize the vision that the University be recognized among the top public research universities in the nation.

The Fortune 500 list is well represented among the Foundation’s current and recent directors' affiliations: a partial list includes current and retired senior executives from LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., GE Company, Aetna Inc., Mass Mutual, Northeast Utilities, The Phoenix Companies, Inc., CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services, New England Capital, Fidelity Management Trust, Arrow International, Inc., Salomon Smith Barney, Legg Mason, United Illuminating, the American Red Cross, Alliance Capital Management Corporation, Landmark Partners, Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Also, IBM, ING, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, Rudy, Exelrod, & Zieff, LLP, Konover and Associates, Gaffney, Bennett and Associates, Ewing Capital, Inc., Shenkman Capital Management, Inc., Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, Wildwood Capital Partners, Soros Fund Management, LLC, Pfizer, Inc. and the Connecticut Pharmacies Association.


Members of the UConn Foundation Board of Directors



Coleman B. Levy '61 '62 J.D. '66

President and CEO

Joshua R. Newton


John P. Malfettone '77


Mary Ann Gilleece '62

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Melissa Maynard


Ray Allen
Professional Basketball Player
Miami, FL

Craig W. Ashmore '85
Executive Vice President for
Planning and Development
Emerson Electric CompanySt. Louis, MO

George R. Aylward '88
President and Chief Executive Officer
Virtus Investment Partners
Hartford, CT

Mark L. Boxer '87
Executive Vice President
Global Chief Information Officer
Bloomfield, CT

Melinda T. Brown '77 '85
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
Coach, Inc.
New York, NY

Patrick M. Campion '83
CEO of the Onshore Private Bank
for HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
New York, NY

Michael A. Cantor '80 '83 '85
Co-managing Partner
Cantor Colburn LLP
Hartford, CT

Noha H. Carrington '85
President and Founder
Carrington Strategic Advisors
Fairfield, CT

William Clemens, III '89 '98
Spencer Stuart Management Consultants
Stamford, CT

Gerald D. DesRoches '82
Managing Director
Wealth & Tax Advisory Services LLC
New York, NY

Drew Figdor '83
General Partner
Tiedemann Investment Group
New York, NY

Clinton G. Gartin '77
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Mary Ann Gilleece '62
Washington, DC

Jonathan Greenblatt '77
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Washington, DC

David B. Greenfield '84
Executive Vice President
Hanover Insurance Company
Worcester, MA

Janet M. Hansen '78
Trumbull, CT

Mickey E. Herbert
Fairfield, CT

Lisa Klauser '90
Integrated Marketing Services
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Carla S. Klein '72
Easton, CT

Donna M. Krenicki '84
Vice President of the Board of Trustees
Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, MA

Douglas P. Lawrence '97
Managing Principal
Five Stone Green Capital, LLC
New York, NY

Coleman B. Levy, Esquire '61 '62 '66
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP
Hartford, CT

Frank P. Longobardi, Jr. '77
Managing Partner
Glastonbury, CT

John P. Malfettone '77
Senior Managing Director
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC
New York, NY

Kimberly T. Manning '83
Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Cronin and Company, Inc.
Glastonbury, CT

Benjamin W. Michelson
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group, LLC
New York, NY

Lucille P. Protas
Acting CEO, COO, Sr. Managing Director
MacKay Shields, LLC
New York, NY

William J. Quinlan, III '92
Senior Vice President
The Connecticut Light and Power Company
Berlin, CT

John W. Rafal '71
Founder and Vice Chair
Essex Financial Services, Inc.

John L. Ritter, J.D. '84
Balance Point Capital Partners
First New England Capital
Hartford, CT

Marsha P. Roth '67
Senior Managing Director
Angelo, Gordon
New York, NY

Adam L. Schwartz '97
S&S Worldwide
Colchester, CT

Mark R. Shenkman '65 '07H
President and Chief Investment Officer
Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
New York, NY

Robert I. Sherman '79
SVP Strategic Development
Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
Stamford, CT

Mark C. Sinatro
Sinatro Agency One LLC
West Hartford, CT

Mr. Robert J. Skinner '93
Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Luminous Capital, LLC
Los Angeles, CA

Daniel D. Toscano '87
Co-head of Global Leveraged and
Acquisition Finance
Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
New York, NY

Wendy R. Watkins '74
Lake Forest, IL

Constance Weaver
Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer
New York, NY

Nadine Francis West '89
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Metro Hartford Alliance
Hartford, CT

Harriet Munrett Wolfe, Esq. '76
Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Webster Bank & Webster Financial Corporation
Waterbury, CT

Eric M. Zachs
Founder and Co-Chairman
Message Center Management, Inc. and Torrecom Partners, LP
Hartford, CT




President of the University
Susan Herbst

The University's chief academic officer
Mun Y. Choi

The senior administrator from the University Health Center
Frank M. Torti

The chief financial officer of the University Health Center
John M. Biancamano 

The chief financial officer of the University
Richard D. Gray

The chief administrator from the Department of Athletics
Warde J. Manuel

University Board of Trustee
Marilda L. Gandara

President of the Alumni Association
Lori Riiska '84 

President of the Corporation
Joshua R. Newton

A student enrolled at the University and elected by enrolled students
Trayvonn A. Diaz

A faculty member of the University elected by the faculty
Cameron Faustman




David I. Barton '61
Darien, CT

Alan R. Bennett '69
Ropes & Gray
Washington, DC

Peter Drotch 64
Framingham, MA 
Vice Chairman (Retired)
Pricewaterhouse Coopers


Roger H. Felberbaum 64
Senior Vice President – Financial Consultant
RBC Wealth Management
New York, NY

Mark E. Freitas '81
President & CEO
Mark Edward Partners LLC
Palm Beach, FL


Gary S. Gladstein 66/08H
Senior Consultant
Soros Fund Management LLC
New York, NY

Gerald M. Lieberman '69
AllianceBernstein L.P.
New York, NY

Joseph C. Papa, Jr. '78
Chairman, President & CEO
Perrigo Company
Allegan, MI

Elease E. Wright '76
Hartford, CT


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