OPIM Assistant Professor Chen Liang

OPIM Assistant Professor Chen Liang was one of only eight academics worldwide honored with the Information Systems Society’s 2023 Gordon B. David Young Scholar Award. The award is presented to pre-tenure scholars who have completed quality research and who are on a path toward making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.


Christine D. Gagnon ‘99, ‘02 MSA, ‘04 MBA

christine gagnonChristine D. Gagnon ‘99, ‘02 MSA, ‘04 MBA, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in the Equipment Finance industry for 2021 by Monitor Daily. Gagnon, CFO of Africa Asset Finance Company, was nominated based on her industry engagement and unique contributions in finance and leasing. Previously, Gagnon held leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Warren “Butch” Hyatt

Warren “Butch” Hyatt, a graduate of the Public Safety Management Program, was named police chief of Guilford, CT. Hyatt holds a B.S. in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Hyatt currently serves as the director of law enforcement services for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV).

Mark L. Boxer ’84 MBA

Mark L. Boxer ’84 MBA is currently the Executive Vice President of CIGNA.  Mr. Boxer was named one of the Hartford Business Journal’s Power 50.  The HBJ Power 50 recognizes professionals that must not only be in a position of power, but they also need to wield it in such a way that has a positive impact on the region’s community and business in Connecticut.