President Berger-Sweeney Featured as One of ‘5 to Watch’ in 2015

Hartford Business Journal ID’s Greater Hartford Leaders Predicted to Make Headlines

Hartford, CT, January 5, 2015 – Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has been profiled in the Hartford Business Journal’s first issue of 2015 as one of “5 to Watch in 2015”—one of five “powerful, influential” people “working on some of the major challenges facing the region this year.”

The piece notes that Berger-Sweeney aims to strengthen the College’s ties to Connecticut’s business community, including by involving Trinity students in internships earlier in their college careers and by offering more graduate and certificate programs, clustered around rapid-growth sectors such as education and health care. In addition, the article, written by HBJ’s News Editor Gregory Seay, includes that “Trinity’s connection to the center-city’s business community will grow stronger after the school recently bid $2.03 million to acquire 200 Constitution Plaza, giving the school its first downtown Hartford presence.”

Berger-Sweeney is quoted on the depth of involvement Trinity has in the Greater Hartford community: “I knew when I walked in the door that Trinity was a strong, liberal-arts college, where staff and faculty care deeply about the students. I’m not sure I realized how involved all the members of Trinity are in the community beyond the walls and hedges.”

Other leaders featured in HBJ’s ‘5 to Watch’ coverage are Peter Karl, president and CEO, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Joe Brennan, president and CEO, Connecticut Business & Industry Association; Senator Beth Bye, D-West Hartford; and Paul Quick, senior vice president and general manager for Connecticut, Frontier Communications.

Read the Hartford Business Journal’s article on President Berger-Sweeney here.