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Trinity Renews President Joanne Berger-Sweeney's Contract For Five Years

Trinity College’s board of trustees voted unanimously to renew president Joanne Berger-Sweeney’s contract for another five years through 2024.

“The board vote signals our enthusiastic support for Joanne and our deep appreciation for her visionary and skillful leadership that has propelled Trinity ever forward since she arrived in 2014,” Cornelia Parsons, chairwoman of the trustees, said in a letter to the Trinity community this week. “Joanne’s work to lead us as a community in charting a course for the college’s future has inspired and challenged us to seek new heights as we embrace and renew our commitment to our core liberal arts mission. “

Berger-Sweeney, who is the first African-American and the first woman to lead the college, came to Trinity from Tufts University where she was a dean.

Parsons said under Berger-Sweeney’s leadership the college has made “tremendous strides in attracting the most talented student body from all backgrounds and from all over the world — students for whom Trinity is increasingly their first choice.”

She said Berger-Sweeney has also enhanced opportunities for students to immerse themselves in the city of Hartford by establishing a downtown presence and partnering with Capital Community College on a Liberal Arts Action Lab.

In May, Berger-Sweeney announced plans to cut operating expenses by $4.8 million, eliminating 12 positions and not filling others in an effort to work toward a financially sustainable future.

Parsons said that Berger-Sweeney has had “steadfast determination to reach financial equilibrium — not by flipping our financial model on its head, but by attending carefully to expenses, by enhancing and diversifying revenue streams and by more deeply engaging alumni, parents and friends in support of the college.”

She said that effort “will help ensure that Trinity thrives for generations to come.”

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