Thomas E. Kruger UConn
Thomas E. Kruger

The governor Friday named Thomas E. Kruger as the next chair of the University of Connecticut’s governing board.

Kruger, a corporate attorney from Greenwich, has been on the UConn Board of Trustees since 2011 and most recently served as chair of its finance committee.

“For all the success it has achieved as a model for teaching, research, public service, and economic impact, I believe the university’s best years lie ahead,” Krueger said in a statement.

Kruger is a partner in the corporate practice of the international law firm of Paul Hastings LLP.  He is based in the firm’s New York office and his work focuses on corporate finance, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions, according to the governor’s announcement of the appointment.

Kruger succeeds Larry McHugh as chair.

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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