New Director of the Student Union

After conducting a comprehensive and competitive search, I am happy to announce that Isaac Barber, has been named Director of the Student Union.

Isaac has served as the Associate Director for Event Services of the Student Union here at UConn since January 2020.  Prior to his arrival at UConn, he served as the Assistant Director for the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Operations at Ball State University, and preceding that he served as the Assistant Director for Event Planning and War Memorial Chapel Operations at Virginia Tech University.

Isaac received his Master of Arts in Education (focus on Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs) and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management both from Virginia Tech.

Isaac brings a wealth of experience in working in student unions and has an abundance of passion and energy for working on behalf of students.  He has a strong track record of working collaboratively with others and building a committed team to serve our diverse community of students, staff and faculty.

I want to express my sincere appreciation for the work of the search committee chaired by Dr. Joe Briody (Assistant VP/Executive Director of Student Activities) and composed of Corey O’Brien (Student Union), Stacey Murdock (Office of the VP for Student Affairs), Fany Hannon (Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center), and Cara Workman (President’s Office and University Events and Conference Services).

I also want to acknowledge the outstanding work of Cynthia Costanzo who served as the interim director for the Student Union during the past 14 months.

Please join me in congratulating Isaac on his appointment and welcoming him to his new role as the Director!

David Clokey

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs