BOR Members

Thirteen members are appointed by the governor and legislative leaders, two are students chosen by their peers, and six non-voting ex-officio members.

Members

Nicholas M. Donofrio

Chair

Nicholas M. Donofrio

Nicholas M. Donofrio led IBM’s technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008.
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Yvette Meléndez

Vice Chair

Yvette Meléndez

Yvette Meléndez, Vice President of Government and Community Alliances for Hartford Healthcare, has three decades of public policy experience.
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Richard J. Balducci

Richard J. Balducci

Richard J. Balducci of Deep River is vice president of Doyle, D'Amore and Balducci in Hartford and former Speaker of the House.
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Eugene L. Bell

Eugene L. Bell

Eugene L. Bell is seeking his Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Gateway Community College.
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Naomi K. Cohen

Naomi K. Cohen

Naomi K. Cohen has served in numerous educational leadership positions, including House Chair of the General Assembly’s Education Committee.
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Lawrence DeNardis

Lawrence DeNardis

Dr. Lawrence DeNardis is President Emeritus of the University of New Haven and a former United States Congressman from Connecticut.
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Matt Fleury

Matt Fleury

Matt Fleury became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Science Center April 1, 2009, after serving as the Center’s Executive Vice President and COO.
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Sarah E. Greco

Sarah E. Greco

Sarah Greco is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in English at Southern Connecticut State University.
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Merle W. Harris

Merle W. Harris

Merle W. Harris has 45 years of educational experience, serving in several positions at institutions of higher education, in Connecticut.
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David R. Jimenez

David R. Jimenez

David R. Jimenez is a Shareholder at Jackson Lewis. He is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Practice Group as well as a member of the Class Action Practice Group.
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Craig Lappen

Craig Lappen

Craig Lappen is President of 21st Century Financial Advisors in Manchester. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and has an MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut.
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William J. McGurk

William J. McGurk

Bill McGurk served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockville Bank from 1980, retiring in 2011.
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JoAnn H. Price

JoAnn H. Price

Ms. Price is a co-founder and managing partner of Fairview Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private equity investment management firm based out of West Hartford
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Elease E. Wright

Elease E. Wright

Ms. Wright built a successful career at Aetna Inc., where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources until her retirement in 2012.
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Ex-Officio Members

Stephen Adair

Stephen Adair

Professor of Sociology at CCSU
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Robert E. Brown

Robert E. Brown

Professor of History & English at Tunxis Community College
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Jewel Mullen

Jewel Mullen

Department of Public Health
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Sharon Palmer

Sharon Palmer

Department of Labor
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Dianna R. Wentzell

Dianna R. Wentzell

Department of Education
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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Department of Economic and Community Development
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Comments & Questions

Questions regarding the Connecticut Board of Regents should be addressed to Erin A. Fitzgerald, Office of Board Affairs, at 860-723-0013 or fitzgeralde@ct.edu.