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

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

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

Parents of Class of 2018 Students
William '81 and Katherine Barrack - Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Michael and Simone Branigan - Pacific Palisades, California
Boris Elisman and Karen Hymes - Lake Forest, Illinois
Robert and Elizabeth Laible - Rowayton, Connecticut
John and Elizabeth Linehan - Towson, Maryland
Thomas and Ashbrooke Loughlin - Summit, New Jersey
Byron and Nancy Pinckert - Long Beach, California
Per and Elizabeth Suneby - Wellesley, Massachusetts
Angelo '86 and Kirsten Deconti Ziotas '86 - New Canaan, Connecticut

Brian and Robin McQueen Lynch P'19 - Wilton, Connecticut

Parents of Class of 2019 Students
David and Sandra Abraham - Reading, Pennsylvania
Bart and Gina Breakstone - New Canaan, Connecticut
William and Skye Brewer - Greenwich, Connecticut
Edward and Deborah Kasper - Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Ethan and Lisa Lerner - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Allan and Jane Low - San Francisco, California
Dirk and Jennifer Miller - Wayzata, Minnesota
William Parker and Susanne Beck - Boston, Massachusetts
Rodger and Deborah Rohde - Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Scott and Jeanmarie Rust - Austin, Texas

Parents of Class of 2020 Students
Richard and Emily Alexander - Bethesda, Maryland
Virgil and Marcia Alfaro - Charleston, South Carolina
Bradford and Jane Brown - Acton, Massachusetts
James Dolan and Jeanne McPhillips - Neptune, New Jersey
John and Suzanne Feigert - McLean, Virginia
Indermit and Livleen Gill - Bethesda, Maryland
Stephen Greene and Elaine Haemisegger -  Germantown, Maryland
Paul and Julie Leff -  New York, New York
Chris Simon and Tina Wang - Wellesley, Massachusetts
Kimberly Waldman - East Hampton, New York

Parents of Class of 2021 Students
Kenneth and Lisa Baronsky - Manhattan Beach, California
David and Melissa Henken - Lincoln, Massachusetts
Scott and Catherine Iodice - Towson, Maryland
Ahmed and Arshia Khan - Karachi, Pakistan
Gordon '86 and Maureen '87 Conlin Rudd - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Robert and Raeanne Sarazaen - Chicago, Illinois
Michael and Jaleen Siekman - Carlisle, Massachusetts
Alexei and Christina Simons - Redmond, Washington
John Spinney - Milton, Massachusetts
Stephen and Elizabeth Whisnant - Washington, DC

For further information about the Parents Council and the Parents Fund, please contact Bill Douglas at or 860-439-2310