Carolyn Bligh '87 -Alumni Board President
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Carolyn Bligh '87

President

Carolyn Bligh '87"My invaluable education and life building experiences at the University of Hartford has been the foundation of my career and personal growth. Serving on the Alumni Board has been an honor, and has rekindled my affection for my alma mater. I have more school spirit, pride, and love for UHart than ever before. I owe it to the amazing people I am meeting, and the opportunities they are giving me to reconnect. Their support and friendship has been a blessing, and for that I am truly grateful. Excited about the future of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, for we are one big sustaining family with an exciting future ahead."

about carolyn

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD DEGREE INFO

  • BFA in visual communications (formerly titled graphic design), 1987, Hartford Art School

CURRENT CAREER INFO

  • ESPN
    Director Facilities Design, Global Operations
    Bristol, Conn.

PAST CAREER INFO

  • Bligh Graphics, LLC
    Owner
    Simsbury, Conn.
  • Russell Gibson Von Dohlen, Inc. 
    Now know as The SLAM Collaborative in Glastonbury, Conn.
    Director of Visual Communications
    Farmington, Conn.

OTHER UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD ACTIVITIES/VOLUNTEER SERVICE

  • HAS Alumni Forum
    2013–2014
  • Department of Architecture, College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture
    Annual guest lecturer, 2012–Present
  • BAR 211 Program, Barney School of Business
    Guest Speaker, 2014
  • Construction Institute, University of Hartford
    Past Board Member and Marketing Chair, 1994–2013

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
    President, 20142015
  • Simsbury Economic Development
    Commissioner, 20132016
  • Simsbury Economic Development Task Force, 2014–2016
  • CREW CT (Commercial Real Estate for Women)
    Communications Committee, Past Board Member, and Blue Ribbon Awards Chair, 2003–2016
  • Saint Mary’s Church, Simsbury, Conn.
    Eucharistic Minister, Catechist, & Mercy Shelter
    Meal Volunteer, 2009–Present