The Washington Post Interviews Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Article Emphasizes Need for Colleges to Be ‘Nimble and Flexible’

The Washington Post Interviews Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney receives a Distinguished Alumna Award from Johns Hopkins University. Photo by Larry Canner​

​Hartford, Connecticut, June 22, 2016 – In an article published recently in The Washington Post’s higher education news blog “Grade Point,” Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney discusses new ways to generate revenue at small liberal arts colleges beyond tuition.

The Washington Post’s Nick Anderson writes, “With enrollment of about 2,300, the college in Hartford, Conn., seeks to ensure that students will encounter small classes, explore subjects in depth and bond with classmates and professors. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Trinity’s president since July 2014, wants to keep all that. At the same time, she wants to reinvent how the private college is run. She believes liberal arts colleges must adapt to new demographic and fiscal realities.”

“It’s essential to be nimble and flexible,” Berger-Sweeney says. Some ideas discussed in the article include growing Trinity’s master’s degree programs, expanding summer offerings for college-bound students, and opening campus facilities for community events.

Click here to read the Washington Post article featuring Berger-Sweeney.