Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named his three remaining appointments to the Board of Regents for Higher Education, the newly panel to oversee the four regional state universities, the community college system and Charter Oak State College, which launches Jan. 1.
The board is comprised of 19 appointments; nine by Malloy (including selection of one of his appointees as the Chair); four ex-officio, non-voting members (Commissioners of the Departments of Economic & Community Development, Public Health, Education and Labor); two student representatives; and four legislative appointments.
In July, named his first six appointees, including Lewis J. Robinson, Jr. as Chairman; Merle W. Harris; Gary Holloway; RenÚ Lerer; Yvette MelÚndez; and Zac Zeitlin.
Naomi K. Cohen of Bloomfield represented Bloomfield in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1983-1993 and was House chairman of the General Assembly's Education Committee from 1987-1991.
Nicholas M. Donofrio of Ridgefield led IBM's technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008. He also was vice chairman of the IBM International Foundation and chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Research, Governmental Programs, Technical Support & Quality, Corporate Community Relations, as well as Environmental Health & Product Safety.
Michael E. Pollard of Stamford is a senior partner and co-founder of Optul Global Services, a small business enterprise delivering business development support and budget management technology to private and public sector clients.