Dr. Michael Menard, Associate Director Public Engagement Retires

michael-menardDr. Michael Menard has retired as of July 1, 2017 after a long career at UConn. Dr. Menard served in extensive leadership roles since he joined UConn in 1994. Most recently as Associate Director for Public Engagement, Dr. Menard worked to strengthen the University’s partnerships with local communities.

Beginning in 1999, serving as the Director of what is now called the Early College Experience Dr. Menard led a significant rejuvenation of that program. His role was expanded when he was named the University’s Executive Program Director for educational outreach in 2002. Then, in 2004, he was asked to direct the Torrington Regional Campus. For over twelve years, Dr. Menard served as Director at Torrington and then the Hartford Regional Campus. Most notably, as Hartford Campus Director, he built the foundation for the transition of the campus to its new downtown location. Most recently in the Office of Public Engagement, he worked with the Museum of Natural History to create a new vision to bring the museum to Connecticut through the regional campuses and led the development of a civic action planning process.

The Office of Public Engagement thanks Dr. Menard for his service to the University and his leadership, and wish him well as he retires.