Rogan Receives ‘Distinguished Graduate Excellence’ Award

UTC’s Tom Rogan received the Distinguished Graduate Excellence Award from Central Connecticut State University’s School of Business. He is pictured with Patricia Root, Dean of the Business School, and CCSU Vice President Chris Galligan.

UTC’s Tom Rogan received the Distinguished Graduate Excellence Award from Central Connecticut State University’s School of Business. He is pictured with Patricia Root, Dean of the Business School, and CCSU Vice President Chris Galligan.

Tom Rogan, Vice President, UTC Treasury Strategy, recently received the top honor for alumni from Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) School of Business. Rogan was presented with the Distinguished Graduate Excellence Award at the school’s recent Hall of Honor Award Dinner. Rogan graduated from CCSU in 1974 with an accounting degree and has been actively involved at the university and the Business School for many years.

“It is gr eat to see Tom recognized by his alma mater,” said Akhil Johri, UTC Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “UTC has long benefited from Tom’s wisdom and counsel, and I know CCSU has as well.”

Rogan served as chairman of the CCSU Foundation Finance Committee, helping to grow the size of the Foundation’s endowment by nearly 250 percent. The Foundation’s funds are used to support scholarships, institutional enrichment, academic enrichment, research and other investments.

“It is especially gratifying to see the expanded CCSU endowment improve college access for many students,” said Rogan. “Compared to a decade ago, the total value of scholarship grants is up 430 percent, with a 60 percent increase in the average award.”

“It is our pleasure to recognize Tom with our top award,” said Patricia Root, Dean of the Business School. “He served on our Foundation Board for 12 years and did an outstanding job directing and growing the Foundation’s investments, constantly demonstrating business savvy, integrity and commitment to CCSU’s success.”

CCSU Vice President Chris Galligan said, “Tom exemplifies how successful a CCSU graduate can be. He has frequently returned to Central to speak with students and introduce them to UTC’s Financial Leadership Program.”

UTC hires up to three CCSU graduates into its Financial Leadership Program each year. Currently, more than 1,000 CCSU alumni work at UTC.

About the Award

The CCSU Business School’s Distinguished Graduate Excellence Award is presented each year to an alum who meets the following criteria.

  •  ​ Integrity: Consistently demonstrates business ethics, principles and integrity.
  • Contributions: Provides significant professional contributions to the business community, including CCSU or the School of Business.
  • Leadership: Possesses outstanding leadership qualities in their organization and field of expertise and demonstrates outstanding leadership through community engagement.
  • Accomplishments/Recognition: D emonstrates significant professional accomplishments recognized by peers.

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