Mark Roy

I went to UConn after graduation from CHS in 1970, and while there, I started working in radio at the student station, WHUS. That lead to a career in radio and communications.

I met my wife, Cheryl, at UConn in 1971, and we were married Nov. 10, 1974, the year I graduated from UConn with a degree in political science. I also started work that year at WILI in Willimantic as news director and host of a daily talk show. After 7 years of full-time radio, I changed gears and started working in public relations at UConn. I continued to do some part-time work in radio, at WPOP, WTIC and WILI, but quit radio entirely after our daughter, Stephanie, was born in 1985.

My job evolved over the years at the University, from doing public relations and writing news releases to managing the University's main website. I contributed to the faculty/staff newspaper, writing about the University's history. That series of articles, begun in 1997, lead to my editing and writing a photographic history of UConn that was published in 2001. A second printing was published in 2004.

I retired from UConn in 2009 after more than 28 years on staff. My wife, Cheryl, a native of Newburyport, Massachusetts, is a computer programmer and she telecommutes for a company in Denver. Our daughter Stephanie graduated from UConn in 2006 and she is chief instructor of Villari's Martial Arts of North Windham.

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