As the leadership group of parents at Connecticut College, the Parents Council works toward fostering a vibrant and informed parent community in support of the College's mission to educate students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Council members seek to engage parents in the life of the College and serve as ambassadors in their communities and as liaisons for parents of current students and alumni. Engaging parents and increasing support of the College is the primary focus of the Parents Council.

The Parents Council meets twice a year, once in the fall during Fall Weekend and once in the spring.

Ways in which Parents Council members serve the College:

  • Take a leadership role in supporting the College by generating interest in and awareness of the Parents Fund. The Parents Fund, as part of the Connecticut College Fund, provides crucial unrestricted dollars that support every aspect of a Connecticut College education: financial aid, study abroad, athletic equipment, visiting scholars and countless programs and opportunities that define the Connecticut College student experience.
  • Serve on one of the Parents Council Committees
  • Career Preparation - Develop outreach mechanisms to educate parents as to ways they can become involved in preparing students for careers post-graduation through job shadowing, internships, career panels and distinguished parent speakers.
  • Programming - Develop regional and on-campus programs geared specifically for parents.
  • Assist the Office of Admission by welcoming new families to the College and hosting regional receptions throughout the year.

Members of the 2017-18 Parents Council


R.J. and Barbra Bukovac P'18 - Winnetka, Illinois

Parents of Class of 2018 Students

Bill '81 and Katie Barrack - Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Michael and Simone Branigan - Pacific Palisades, California
R.J. and Barbra Bukovac - Winnetka, Illinois
Boris Elisman and Karen Hymes - Lake Forest, Illinois
Kevin and Nicole Kelly - Concord, Massachusetts
Robert & Elizabeth Laible - Rowayton, Connecticut
John and Elizabeth Linehan - Towson, Maryland
Tom and Brooke Loughlin - Summit, New Jersey
Byron and Nancy Pinckert - Long Beach, California
Per and Elizabeth Suneby - Wellesley, Massachusetts
Mark and Deborah Yacos - Wyckoff, New Jersey
Angelo '86 and Kirsten Deconti Ziotas '86 - New Canaan, Connecticut


Parents of Class of 2019 Students

David and Sandi Abraham - Reading, Pennsylvania
Bart and Gina Breakstone - New Canaan, Connecticut
Bill and Skye Brewer - Greenwich, Connecticut
Andrew and Karen Saurino Fife '85 - New York, New York
Edward and Deborah Kasper - Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Ethan and Lisa Lerner - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Allan and Jane Low - San Francisco, California
Brian and Robin Lynch - Wilton, Connecticut
Dirk and Jennifer Miller - Wayzata, Minnesota
William Parker and Susanne Beck - Boston, Massachusetts
Rodger and Deborah Rohde - Franklin Lakes, New Jersey


Parents of Class of 2020 Students

Richard and Emily Alexander - Bethesda, Maryland
Bradfors and Jane Brown - Acton, Massachusetts
Indermit and Livleen Gill - Durham, North Carolina
Stephen Greene and Elaine Haemisegger -  Germantown, Maryland
Kevin and Nicole Kelly - Concord, Massachusetts
Paul and Julie Leff -  New York, New York
Chris Simon and Tina Wang - New York, New York
Eric and Kimberly Waldman - East Hampton, New York


Parents of Class of 2021 Students

Gordon and Maureen Rudd - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stephen and Elizabeth Whisnant - Washington, DC


For further information about the Parents Council and the Parents Fund, please contact Matt Glasz at or 860-439-5260.