Trinity President Reappointed to CRDA Board

Capital Region Development Authority Works To Enhance Economic and Cultural Vitality in and around Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut, August 11, 2016 – Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Trinity College President and professor of neuroscience, has been reappointed 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 from July 5, 2016, through July 4, 2020.

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.

“The strength of our higher education institutions makes our state competitive,” said Governor Malloy. “With her experience as an educator, scholar, administrator, and scientist, President Berger-Sweeney brings a unique skill set that no doubt benefits the mission of the CRDA.”

“I am honored that Governor Malloy has reappointed me as a member of the Capital Region Development Authority,” said Berger-Sweeney. “I’m proud to be part of an organization that is successfully working to spur private housing development, to reenergize the XL Center, and to serve as an economic engine for the city and region.”

Berger-Sweeney became the 22nd president of Trinity College in July 2014. She 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.

Berger-Sweeney serves on many boards in the Hartford region, including MetroHartford Alliance; Hartford HealthCare; the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges; and the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education. She also is a corporator of Hartford Hospital and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she is a member of the Committee on Committees of the Society for Neuroscience. In addition, through June 2017, Berger-Sweeney is president of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).