President Berger-Sweeney Appointed to Capital Region Development Authority Board

Trinity's President Nominated for Appointment by Governor Dannel Malloy

Hartford, Connecticut, September 29, 2015 – Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Trinity College President and professor of neuroscience, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA). Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy nominated Berger-Sweeney for the appointment, which runs through July 4, 2016.

The CRDA’s mission is to stimulate economic development and new investment in and around Hartford, to develop and redevelop property to attract and retain businesses, to promote the district as an exciting, multicultural destination for all ages to enjoy, and to expand housing development to enhance the economic and cultural vitality of the area.

“I would like to thank Governor Malloy for this leadership opportunity,” said Berger-Sweeney. “The Capital Region Development Authority has served as a catalyst for development and redevelopment in Hartford and in the region and as Trinity continues to explore and expand opportunities for engagement and collaboration I am honored to be able to commit my time and energy in serving the Governor, the City of Hartford, and the region as a member of the Board of Directors.”

Berger-Sweeney, who joined Trinity College as president in July 2014, served previously at Tufts University as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Tufts, she was at Wellesley College, where she served for 19 years as a faculty member and associate dean.

Berger-Sweeney received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Wellesley College, an M.P.H. in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed her postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Health (INSERM) in Paris, France.