Alumni Board of Trustees

The UConn Board of Trustees has been an integral part of UConn's fabric since its founding. The Board of Trustees has jurisdiction over UConn, including all of its colleges and other units, and has a responsibility to serve UConn by making the best possible decisions regarding the University as a whole. The Board of Trustees' main responsibilities are to elect UConn's president, adopt an annual financial plan of operation, enhance student life, and establish degrees to be awarded.


The Board of Trustees is comprised of 21 UConn alumni members who demonstrate farsighted vision and dedicated leadership:

  • 12 appointed by the governor
  • Two elected by alumni; each serve a four-year term and represent the voice of all UConn alumni
  • Two elected by students
  • Five ex-officio members, including the governor and the commissioners of agriculture and education

Current Alumni Trustees

UConn graduates elect two alumni trustees to each serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees and become the elected voice of all UConn alumni.

Bryan K. Pollard '85 (CLAS)

Bryan K. Pollard ’85 (CLAS) was elected to serve the 2019-2023 term. Bryan is an Associate General Counsel for Operations for the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in Farmington, Connecticut, and has been with UTC since 1995. He served as president of the UConn Alumni Association in 1999-2000 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 1994-2000. He was a member of the organization’s committees on Diversity and Opportunity, Insurance, and Building Names.
Alumni Trustee

Jeanine Armstrong Gouin '87 (ENG)

Jeanine Armstrong Gouin ’87 (ENG) was elected to serve the 2017-2021 term. Jeanine is managing director and vice president of Milone & MacBroom Inc., one of the largest consulting firms in the northeast that provides civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and land survey services. Milone & MacBroom Inc. is proud to have hired many UConn graduates over the years and sponsored an endowed scholarship in 2011. Jeanine was inducted into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2014 and is the proud parent of a 2015 UConn alumnus.