CNS Advisory Board Member
Joan Barksdale '66 BS is an experienced educator, nonprofit leader, and philanthropist. She holds degrees from UMass Amherst and the University of Pennsylvania, and she taught mathematics at the college level before leading a number of nonprofits to fundraising success. She is the past president and current scholarship chair of the Norwalk Community College Foundation in Norwalk, Connecticut. Previously, she was chairperson of the Darien United Way. Joan is continuing her commitment to fundraising leadership on behalf of the university by serving as chair of the CNS Campaign Council. She lives in Darien, Connecticut.