Bryan K. Pollard Re-Elected as UConn Alumni Trustee

Pollard, one of two alumni trustees on the board, will be serving his second and final four-year term

Aerial View of the UConn campus

(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Bryan K. Pollard ’85 (CLAS) has been re-elected by the University of Connecticut alumni to serve as a member of the school’s Board of Trustees. Pollard will be serving his second and final four-year term on the board, the maximum allowed for an alumni trustee.

UConn alumni are represented by two members on the Board of Trustees. Jeanine Gouin ’87 (ENG) is currently midway through her final four-year term.

UConn Alumni Trustee Bryan K. Pollard.
Bryan K. Pollard (contributed photo)

Pollard brings a distinguished professional background to the UConn Board of Trustees as well as a great deal of service to UConn and several communities.

He earned his UConn undergraduate degree in political science with magna cum laude distinction from the Honors Program, in addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Pollard served as a Student Ambassador and a student representative for the Office of Minority Student Affairs during his undergraduate career. He earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1988.

Pollard 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 several of the organization’s committees, including committees on Diversity and Opportunity, Insurance, and Building Names.

“My passion for UConn drives my desire to serve on the Board of Trustees and I am very grateful for all the support I received,” said Pollard. “UConn provided me with a solid foundation and preparation for professional and personal life. I want to assure that UConn remains equipped to provide similar foundations for current and future students. I intend to continue to be a voice for the alumni and be part of the process of ensuring the vitality of our University.”

Pollard has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years and is admitted to the Bar in Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Currently, Pollard is an Associate General Counsel for Operations with RTX Corporation (“RTX”), formerly United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”) in Farmington, Connecticut. His present responsibilities include providing legal advice and counsel with respect to complex commercial contracts with global suppliers, dispute resolution, and compliance matters. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Meskill on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Pollard was an Associate with Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C. and Day, Berry & Howard in Hartford, Connecticut. He then joined UTC, where he held various positions at Hamilton Standard, Otis Elevator Company, and Carrier Corporation in Connecticut and Florida.

Pollard has a history of community and civic activity. Pollard served as member and chairperson of the City of Middletown, Connecticut Board of Ethics. He has served on the board of directors for: The Connection, Inc.; the YMCA of Middlesex County; St. Bernard High School; St. Vincent DePaul Middletown; Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority; The University of St. Joseph; The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Florida; and the Copper Beech Institute. As a member of UConn’s Board of Trustees, he serves on the following committees: Academic Affairs; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Honors and Awards; Institutional Advancement; Student Life; and Trustee – Administration – Faculty – Student (“TAFS”).

He and his wife, Alice Melville Pollard (B.S. UConn ’83) reside in Middletown and are the proud parents of two adult children.