Dean Ralph O. Mueller officially welcomed James L. (Jim) Starr to the Board of Visitors for the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the May 19, 2011 meeting of the Board.
Starr has led Achieve Hartford! as its executive director for two years. He has served on several community and school district task forces and committees. With nearly 25 years of business experience, Starr has a rich background of financial, operational, educational and leadership expertise. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of National Segments and Products for Aetna based in Hartford. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer for the New York based entity ActiveHealth Management.
A strong supporter of education, Starr was previously employed in the education field as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Edison Schools, Inc. He currently serves as the Connecticut State field director for the Horatio Alger Association, an organization that provides scholarship assistance to young people.