Key Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

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Admission

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Victoria Macridis has been promoted to Associate Director of Admission.

College Advancement

General Information

Senior Assistant to the Vice President: Karen Cordero, ext. 2408 or kacor@conncoll.edu. For more details and contact information, visit the College Advancement website.

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Tori McKenna has been promoted to Director of Alumni Engagement.
  • Kristin Zummo is the new Director of Annual Giving.
  • Bill Douglas has been appointed Interim Director of Parent and Family Leadership Giving.
  • Mariko Moher and Adam Seigel have been appointed Leadership Gift Officers.
  • Leslie Rovetti is the new Coordinator for Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations.

Office of Communications

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Website updates: Put in a Web Help Desk ticket using the form on CamelWeb located under the tab Campus Services.
  • Event promotion/calendar listings: Contact Tiffany Thiele, National Media Relations Manager, at tthiele@conncoll.edu. Tiffany is also the media contact for the office and can be reached at ext. 2307.
  • Website Content Management Training (TerminalFour): Visit the Campus Announcements section in CamelWeb for training session information or email communications@conncoll.edu for upcoming training sessions.

Dean of the College

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

Fellowships

  • A new Fellowship Team had been established, led by the Dean of the College and supported by the Walter Commons and the Academic Resource Center. Melissa Ryan, the Assistant Director of the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement, will serve as the primary contact for fellowship information and inquiries and will also coordinate activities to promote fellowship opportunities to students.
  • Students considering a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship will work with Christopher Colbath in the Academic Resource Center.
  • Students interested in a research-oriented fellowship will work with Amy Dooling in the Walter Commons.
  • Each of the Class Deans (Morash, Patton and Melendez) will continue to support outreach and referrals to the Fellowship Team.

Connections

  • Libby Friedman has been promoted to Assistant Dean of the College for Connections and will serve as the primary point of contact for Connections.
  • Pamela Wrinn has been promoted to Senior Assistant to the Dean.

Residential Education Fellows Program

  • Rosemarie Roberts is the new Faculty Director of the Residential Education Fellows Program (REF).

Dean of the Faculty

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Anne Bernhard has been appointed the new Associate Dean of the Faculty.
  • Maggie Redfern has been appointed Interim Director of the Arboretum.

New Full-time Faculty

  • Benjamin Beranek, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Rachel Boggia, Associate Professor of Dance
  • Michael Cangemi, Visiting Assistant Professor of History
  • Hubert Cook, Assistant Professor of English
  • Lindsay Crawford, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Brian Dimento, Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry
  • Mathias Elmer, Mathias Elmer, Visiting Professor of Music
  • Katherine Launer-Felty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Laura Little, Lecturer in Slavic Studies
  • Dana Logan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  • Jaime Mancilla, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Jillian Marshall, Lecturer in Psychology
  • Anthony Melillo, Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Bioinformatics
  • Peter Mitchell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government
  • TJ Proechel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
  • Michael Rapoport, Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies
  • Maria Rosa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Mark Stelzner, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Mara Suttmann-Lea, Assistant Professor of Government
  • Abbe Walker, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
  • Yan Zhuang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Finance and Administration

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

Finance

  • Amanda Mayfield has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Finance, an expanded role that includes oversight for the College’s budget. Questions about departmental budgets should be directed to Amanda.
  • Martha Starkey-Castro has been promoted to Associate Controller.

Auxiliary Operations

  • Merrill Collins’ role has been expanded to include catering, events and auxiliary operations. Her expanded role now includes oversight of the Bookshop, Print Services, Post Office and Transportation.
  • Nick Shaffer has an expanded role and is now serving as Interim Assistant Director for Auxiliary Operations, working closely with Merrill Collins.

Camel Card

  • The Camel Cash program has expanded and is now an accepted form of payment at certain businesses in the city of New London, including Daddy Jack’s, Berry’s Ice Cream, CVS and Dunkin’ Donuts. More businesses will be added soon.

Dining

  • The College has entered into a new partnership with the New London-based group Brigaid, led by Dan Giusti, former head chef of the renowned Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Dan and his team will collaborate with the Dining Services team to reimagine our offerings and spaces and create an even more distinctive dining experience for our students.
  • Major credit cards are now being accepted at Oasis Snack Shop, campus coffee shops and at the Blue Camel Café.

Events

  • Chapel events and weddings are now being coordinated in the Events Office. Contact Kayla Moreno at ext. 5356.

Facilities Management

  • Trina Learned has been promoted to Associate Vice President of Facilities Management and Campus Planning.
  • Kyle Berg has been promoted to Supervisor of Business and Administrative Services.
  • Facilities Services Requests: Campus community members should continue to submit facilities maintenance and repair requests by completing a service request form on CamelWeb (go to the Campus Services tab and select Service Request next to Facilities Management under the heading Getting Things Fixed).

Post Office

  • The campus Post Office, located on the first floor of Crozier-Williams, will continue to follow its regular schedule, which is available in CamelWeb under the Campus Services tab. A number of enhancements to service and hours are planned and will be shared soon.

Print Services

  • After a comprehensive review of staffing changes as well as operations in the Print Shop, the decision was made to partner with Copy Cats, Inc., a locally owned New London business in Hodges Square. Copy Cats will provide seamless service to campus constituents. Many offices have used Copy Cats in the past to provide print services, so we are pleased to build on an existing relationship.
  • Kristi Kerr has been promoted to Coordinator of Print Services, and will continue to work with campus customers. She will also continue to be provide graphic design services. Donna Lloret will continue to provide support as the departmental assistant while also assisting in the Post Office.
  • Print and Mailing Requests: The campus community should continue to submit printing and mail requests by completing a request form on CamelWeb (go to the Campus Services tab, then scroll down to Printing and Mailing Services). Copy Cats will perform all the printing production and bulk mail offsite, then deliver finished products to campus. The pricing and turnaround time for services will remain the same.
  • Print Services' customer service and job pick-ups will remain at Hillyer Hall for now and will relocate to the first floor of Crozier-Williams later this semester.

Information Services

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Jean Kilbride has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Enterprise and Technical Systems.
  • Jessica McCullough has been promoted to Director of Research Support and Curricular Technology (RSCT), a combination of the Research Support and Instruction and the Instructional Technology teams.
  • Heather Romanski has been promoted to Director of Computer Support Services, and in this new role she will develop and deliver an integrated support model for desktop machines, academic computing labs and open-access workstations. The new model will allow better coordination of the services offered by the computer technician team.
  • Lyndsay Bratton has been promoted to Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship and will oversee digital scholarship programming for faculty and students.
  • Diane Creede is the new Assistant Director for Instructional Technology. She will continue to support Moodle, WordPress, Digication and other technology platforms to support the curriculum.
  • Kathy Gehring is now the Serials and E-Resources Librarian and her responsibilities include management of serials and electronic resources.
  • Carrie Kent is now the Director of Library Operations and Building Management and will oversee Access Services and the Greer Music Library.
  • Emily Aylward has been promoted to Manager of Access Services. Bridget Pupillo will serve as the Assistant Manager for Access Services and oversee library reserve operations.
  • Joe Frawley, Lorraine McKinney, Lori Looney and Lisa Dowhan have new and expanded responsibilities to support the Collections and Resource Management department.

Institutional Equity and Inclusion

General Information

  • Senior Assistant to the Dean: Lynne McCue, ext. 2035 or lemcc@conncoll.edu. In addition to continuing to provide administrative support to the Dean and Associate Dean, Lynne will support the directors of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Race and Ethnicity Programs, and Religious and Spiritual Programs.
  • For more details and contact information, visit the Institutional Equity and Inclusion website.

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Dulmarie Irizarry has been promoted to Program Coordinator and will be responsible for providing planning and logistical support for the division and campus-wide programs and events.
  • Maurice Tiner ’17 will serve as the new graduate assistant to the division.

Title IX /Compliance /Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy

  • Ebony Manning ’98 is the new Associate Dean for Equity and Compliance Programs and will have oversight for the College’s bias and Title IX protocols.

Religious and Spiritual Programs

  • The Office of Religious and Spiritual Programs, formerly the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, will emphasize enhanced programs and services.
  • Angela Nzegwu has been hired to serve as Interim Director for Religious and Spiritual Programs. A national search for the permanent director will be conducted during this academic year.

President's Office

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

  • Human Resources now reports to the President, and Cheryl Miller has been promoted to Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development, an expanded role that includes oversight for new revenue-generating programs for the College.
  • General human resources and employee benefits questions: Contact ext. 2085 or humanresources@conncoll.edu. For more details and contact information, visit the Human Resources website.
  • Liz Eames has been promoted to Director of Human Resources and will assume oversight of the office’s day-to-day operations.
  • Kelly Slack has been promoted to Senior Human Resources Generalist.

Student Life

General Information

Other Information, Resources and Organizational Changes

Student Counseling Services

  • Jose Flores and Jennifer Lambert are new Counselors.
  • Daveon McMullen is the new Multicultural Counseling Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • Three new doctoral practicum students have joined the staff for the 2018-2019 academic year: Alaina King, Dana Jean-Louis and Marcus Dumas.

Student Health Services (SHS)

  • The director of student health services is vacant, and a search for this position is underway. Sarah Cardwell is overseeing the SHS department and is the primary point of contact for the office while we search for the new director.
  • From 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., students will be able to pick up prescription medications, ask questions about health insurance, drop off forms/records and make appointments. Medical appointments/care/advice with the nurse practitioners will be more limited until a director is hired. Appointments will be available at the times below:
    • Mondays - 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • Tuesdays - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Wednesdays - 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays - 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • Fridays - Noon-4 p.m.
  • Off-Campus Referrals—All sick (non-emergency) students that SHS cannot accommodate on campus will be referred to the new Hartford Health Care GoHealth Urgent Care Center that is located one mile from campus (in the Shop Rite plaza) or to the PhysicianOne Urgent Care Center in Groton (Stop and Shop Plaza).
  • Free transportation with Uber Health: If students need transportation to urgent care, they may take Uber Health at no cost to them. The College has partnered with Uber Health to take students to urgent care. To arrange an Uber, call Campus Safety at 860-439-2222. Students will receive a text message from Uber confirming trip details. The pick-up and drop off location will be in front of Crozier-Williams.

Campus Safety

  • Lisa Hart will serve as the Administrative Assistant to Campus Safety and the Camel Card Office. Camel Card Office functions that are now managed by Campus Safety include issuing IDs and managing keys and parking registration.
  • Campus Safety has two new officers: Hector LeBeau and Michael Liparulo.

Athletics

  • Eva Kovach and Josh Edmed’s roles as Associate Directors of Athletics have expanded to include oversight of various athletics operations, such as Title IX and compliance, sports information and facility and event management.
  • New head coaches/adjunct faculty members include: Luke Maher, men’s cross country and men’s track and field; Michael McDonald, men’s and women’s squash; and Jackie Smith, women’s basketball.

Office of Wellbeing and Health Promotion

  • The Office of Student Wellness and Alcohol and Other Drug Education has been renamed the Office of Wellbeing and Health Promotion, and the office continues to be led by CC Curtiss.