Jeanine Gouin ’87 (ENG) Reelected Alumni Representative on the Board of Directors
Jeanine Armstrong Gouin ’87 (ENG) was re-elected as the Alumni Representative on the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees for a second four-year term from 2021 to 2025.
Gouin, of Durham, is one of two former directors on the 21-member board, along with Bryan K. Pollard ’85 (CLAS), who is in the middle of his first four-year term. Elected directly by the school’s graduates, former trustees can serve two four-year terms.
On the board of directors, Gouin is vice-president of the academic affairs committee and is a member of the following committees: executive; Buildings, land and environment; Institutional advancement; Joint audit and compliance; and supervision of construction management.
“Serving on UConn’s board of directors for another term is an honor and a privilege,” said Gouin. “I feel deeply and passionately about giving back to the institution that not only provided me with an exceptional education, but also gave me the confidence to step out in the world and be successful. My studies at UConn led me to a career that offered me challenges and opportunities that I could never have imagined.
Gouin is the Director of US Operations for SLR International Corporation, based in Cheshire, and oversees more than 400 employees across the country in 23 different offices. She currently employs over 50 UConn graduates at SLR.
In addition to her position on the UConn Board of Directors, she has been a member of the School of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board since 1995. Gouin has served as the Alumni Representative on the Policy Advisory Committee. from 2009 to 2012. She is a guest lecturer at the School of Engineering and was a keynote speaker at the UConn Open House.
“With the current economic state of Connecticut, the financial devastation of many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increasing costs and competition for great teachers and great students, one of the issues the most pressing the university faces, in my opinion, is the financial challenge, ”says Gouin. “It is extremely important to keep costs competitive for students and families while excelling in studies, sports and physical infrastructure. “
Gouin was named an Honored Fellow of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in 2019 and was named to the Connecticut Technology Council’s Women of Innovation in 2017. She was inducted into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2014.
Gouin is a longtime Connecticut resident, UConn legacy parent, and passionate supporter of public education.