Matthew Longcore, a 1994 graduate of Trinity College, has been named director of alumni relations, responsible for programs and initiatives designed to build and strengthen relationships Trinity alumni have with the College and with other members of the Trinity community.
Longcore brings to his alma mater a strong background in higher education management. He joins Trinity on November 15 from Naugatuck Valley Community College, based in Waterbury, Connecticut, where he has been director of the Danbury Center, responsible for all programs and services for an enrollment of nearly 1,000 students.
Previously he served in enrollment-management positions at Norwalk Community College and Gibbs College in Norwalk, Connecticut, and at Skidmore College Continuing Education and the College of Westchester in New York. In addition, he has taught management and education courses at colleges in Connecticut and New York.
After receiving his B.A. in American studies at Trinity, Longcore earned an M.A. in education from Fairfield University and a Master of Liberal Arts degree in management from Harvard University. As a Trinity volunteer, he has served recently on the executive committee of the Trinity College National Alumni Association, and from 2004 to 2009 he was president of the Trinity Club of Fairfield County.
Trinity College President James F. Jones, Jr. said, “Matthew has a deep appreciation of the value of education and of service to the community, as well as extensive personal understanding of Trinity’s alumni as one of the College’s most important strengths. We are delighted to have Matthew lead our very capable Alumni Relations team in meeting our goals to honor the excellence of our graduates and to foster lifelong relationships with our students and alumni.”
Longcore said, “I am excited and honored to have been selected to serve in the chief alumni officer role at my alma mater, and I look forward to making a positive contribution in this area. Trinity has a vibrant, talented, and diverse alumni community around the globe, and working to strengthen these school ties and this connectedness will truly be fulfilling and rewarding.”
Longcore is originally from Westport, Connecticut, and is currently a resident of Norwalk.
He succeeds Trinity’s previous alumni relations director, Katherine DeConti ’98, who accepted a new position in New York during the summer.