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Messages from the Executive Vice President

October 30, 2009

Acting Chief of Staff

I am delighted to announce that Thomas Q. Callahan, an experienced administrator who has held several pivotal leadership positions within the University, is joining the Health Center as my Acting Chief of Staff. He replaces Bruce Carlson who retired from state service in June.

Tom has been part of the senior management team at Storrs for more than 14 years. Most recently, he served as the Associate Vice President for Administration and Operations, providing leadership for a range of services including facility operations, procurement and logistical services, capital projects and contract administration, parking and transportation services, risk management and real estate.

Before joining UConn in 1995, Tom spent several years with the Aetna Foundation in Hartford where he served as the Assistant Vice President for Corporate Public Involvement. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and earned a Masters Degree from American University.

Please join me in welcoming Tom to the Health Center community.


Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine