Dean of Students, Connecticut College
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President, Connecticut College
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Senior Associate Dean of Student Life, Connecticut College
Sarah Cardwell serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Student Life at Connecticut College. In this role, she works with the College’s Honor Code, oversees wellbeing and health promotion programs, student counseling services, student health services, student policy and conduct, and is a key member of the College’s behavioral intervention team. She is currently leading the College’s cross-divisional student wellbeing initiative. At prior institutions, Cardwell has worked extensively in residence life. Cardwell earned a B.A. from Agnes Scott College, a M.Ed. at the University of South Carolina, and a M.A. at Sarah Lawrence College
John L. Fogarty
Director, Capital Planning, Stony Brook University
John Fogarty has been director of capital planning at Stony Brook University for seven years. He is responsible for the planning and design management of large capital building and infrastructure projects. Fogarty was heavily involved in the planning and development of the university’s new Research and Development Park campus, including the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, and the recently completed Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology building. He is currently working on a new computer science building, some major building renovations, and some new residential buildings for the campus. Prior to joining Stony Brook, he was responsible for space planning, renovation, and design for the University of Chicago’s medical school and it’s biological sciences division. An architect by training, Fogarty graduated with a master's of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for large architectural firms for 20 years.
Trina Mace Learned
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Campus Planning, Connecticut College
Trina Mace Learned has spent her career in facilities and strategic planning, working with and for academic and not-for-profit institutions to help them strengthen their mission. She is now the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management and Campus Planning at Connecticut College (CC) in New London, CT. Previously, Ms. Learned was founder and principal of Learned1 LLC and The Stone House Group, both facilities planning consulting groups. Other professional experience includes work with Facilities Resource Management, Inc.; Yale and Brown Universities; Trinity and Wellesley Colleges; and Northfield Mount Hermon School developing budgets, managing funding and enhancing the relationships between programs and their facilities. An avid preservationist, Trina chairs the City of New Haven’s Historic District Commission. She is a LEED accredited professional and holds a BA in Music and Art History from Williams College.
Richard A. Madonna
Vice President for Finance & Administration, Connecticut College
Richard Madonna joined Connecticut College in April of 2016 as vice president for finance and administration. Madonna is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the division of finance and administration. This includes supervising the offices of budgeting and financial planning, accounting, capital projects, facilities management, dining services, events and catering, and auxiliary operations as well as overseeing the College’s 750 acres and 105 buildings.
Madonna has 20 years of experience in finance and operations both in higher education and in the private sector, most recently as vice president of finance and operations at Union Theological Seminary. Madonna also spent a decade at Yale University, in a series of increasingly responsible positions in audit and finance. Madonna is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of science degree from Quinnipiac University.
During his time at Yale, Madonna was a co-founder of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI). Since the launch of YEI in 2006, the program has grown and expanded to be included in the new TSAI Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale.
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and New Programs, Connecticut College
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Dean of the College, Connecticut College
Jefferson A. Singer is the Dean of the College and Faulk Foundation professor of psychology at Connecticut College. He has authored six books: The Proper Pirate; Robert Louis Stevenson’s Quest for Identity (New York: Oxford University Press); Positive Couple Therapy: Using We-Stories to Enhance Resilience (with Karen Skerrett; NY: Routledge); Personality and Psychotherapy; Treating the Whole Person (NY: Guilford Press); Memories that Matter (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger); Message in a Bottle (NY: The Free Press); and The Remembered Self: Emotion and Memory in Personality (with Peter Salovey, NY: The Free Press), and co-edited a seventh, At Play in the Fields of Consciousness: Essays in Honor of Jerome L. Singer (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum; again with Peter Salovey). He is the author of over 100 articles and chapters in the fields of memory, personality, and clinical psychology. He received the 2010 Henry A. Murray Award for the Study of Lives from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology of the American Psychology Association. Dean Singer is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and past recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to support research in the United Kingdom.