University Medal to Scott Brohinsky ’76 JD
The UConn we know today wouldn't exist without the Next Generation Connecticut initiative the General Assembly approved in 2013, which might not exist without the efforts of Scott Brohinsky.
Last summmer Scott Brohinsky, who served more than two decades at UConn in roles that were critical to its transformation into a national model of excellence in higher education, was awarded the University Medal, UConn’s most prestigious honor. Brohinsky led UConn’s governmental relations and communications functions for 21 years, and after his 2009 retirement, served as an active volunteer and advocate, including by rallying support for the Next Generation Connecticut initiative approved by the General Assembly in 2013. Brohinsky worked with state legislators, governors, trustees, alumni, philanthropic supporters, and many other constituencies to raise UConn’s profile and successfully advocate for more local fiscal and managerial authority. He was a key player in envisioning, formulating, and promoting UConn 2000, the state’s massive 10-year, $1 billion investment program approved in 1995 to overhaul the University’s infrastructure; and its second iteration, 21st Century UConn, which was approved in 2002 and carried $1.5 billion in capital improvement funding.
By Lisa Stiepock
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