Jan. 23, 2012 


Southington Man Named To HCC Post

Director of Institutional Advancement 

BRIDGEPORT - Christopher Carollo of the Plantsville section of Southington has been named Director of Institutional Advancement at Housatonic Community College.

Carollo who comes to Housatonic from Southern Connecticut State University, brings fundraising, grant-writing and budget experience to the position. He has raised restricted and unrestricted funds and has implemented policies to achieve fundraising goals.

Carollo also has experience working with community leaders and groups, including recruiting community leaders to serve on the board of the Boy Scouts of America.  In addition, he has experience in managing and selecting portfolios for alumni and organizations.

"We’re delighted to welcome Chris Carollo to the college" said President Anita T. Gliniecki."His extensive background, especially in fundraising and working with community leaders, will be especially valuable to the Housatonic Community College Foundation as it seeks to raise funds for student scholarships, student emergencies, program enhancements and the Housatonic Museum of Art"'

Carollo holds a master’s degree in business administration from Southern and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Roger Williams College in Bristol, R.I.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an "Achieving the Dream" institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at:

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.

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Anson C. Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-332-5229, Fax: 203-332-5247