Leslie Cooper Sillcox ’78

Leslie Cooper Sillcox graduated from Trinity in 1978 with honors in history. She was a President’s Fellow in education and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Phi Alpha. In 1978, she received the F.A. Brown Prize and the Ferguson Prize in history. She earned her teacher’s certificate by student-teaching in the months prior to graduation as a permanent substitute at a Hartford city school.

In 1984, she joined Goldman Sachs, becoming a partner in 1992. She became responsible for Goldman’s global technology efforts in 1994, was named a managing director in 1996, and became a member of the management committee in 1999. She retired in 2001 as the CIO.

Leslie and her husband Mark established the Tortora Sillcox Family Scholarship Fund at Trinity to support students who matriculate at the College through the Posse Scholars Program. In recognition of their leadership, they were inducted to Trinity’s Wall of Honor in 2002. Leslie served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2005 and received the Alumni Achievement Award in 2003. She was a panelist for the Women’s Leadership Council held in New York City in 2013.

From 2004 to 2013, Leslie served as chair and board member at Computers for Youth, a non-profit that helps low-income children do better in school by improving their home environment.