STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut Alumni Association has announced new and returning members of the Board of Directors for fiscal year 2009-2010. The Board of Directors is the association’s governing body, and is elected by the Alumni Association membership.
This year, four new members were elected to the board: Steve Blovish, ’80, ’84, of BLOOMFIELD; Laura Cahill, ’84, of GLASTONBURY; Alan Katten, ’86, ’91, of BERLIN; and Lori Riiska, ’84, of WINSTED.
Two incumbents – Bob Johnson, ’69, ’79, of CENTERVILLE, MASS., and Rosemarie Tate, ’81, ’88, of WEST HARTFORD – were re-elected and will remain on the board until 2012.
Johnson also was elected third vice president last month when the members of the board elected their new officers for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Frank Milone, ’92, of AMSTON, was elected president. Other officers include Lisa McGuire, ’83, of SOUTH WINDSOR, first vice president; Rachel Rubin, ’77, of AVON, second vice president; Dennis Cavanaugh, ’78, of GLASTONBURY, secretary; and David Francione, ’96, of NEEDHAM, MASS., treasurer.
Board members are elected to serve three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve for an additional consecutive term. Officers of the board are elected annually in June, and serve for one year.
“I’m excited about the quality of our board, and look forward to working with all of them as we move forward with the strategic plan of the association,” says Lisa Lewis, executive director of the Alumni Association.
The UConn Alumni Association strengthens lifelong bonds between all members of the UConn family by inspiring pride and providing quality programs and services which enhance the diverse University community. Founded in 1888, the UConn Alumni Association is a group of former students and friends who care about UConn’s future. The goals of the Association are to connect alumni, support students, and strengthen UConn. Membership is open to all alumni and friends of the University.
For more information on the Alumni Association board or the nominations process, visit http://www.uconnalumni.com/bodfactsheet
For more information:
Martha Perez, (860) 486-4220