Monica Rudzik Retirement

I write today to recognize the exceptional leadership of Monica Rudzik, Director of the Student Union, as she prepares to retire from UConn effective August 1, 2020.   Monica joined the UConn community in the summer of 2006 as the first director of the newly renovated Student Union.  Upon her arrival she shared her vision of what an outstanding experience would look like for visitors to the Student Union, and she has been tirelessly working to fulfil that vision ever since.  Her student-centered focus, dedication to her staff and the experiences they created for guests have been the hallmark of her tenure.  Her leadership has ensured that the Student Union remains current and relevant for our students and her diligent commitment to creating a quality experience will live on.  On a personal note, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Monica over the last fourteen years and have come to rely on her thoughtful and informed perspective and judgment.

Due to our current circumstances, we are not able to provide the appropriate celebration Monica so richly deserves.  However, you may email Monica retirement wishes at

I will provide more information in a separate email on the plans for leadership of the Student Union as they are finalized.

David Clokey