Staff News (Promotions, New Hires, Retirements, Departures)

New Director of Health Promotion and Community Impact

I am pleased to announce that Karen McComb, M.S., has accepted the position of Director of Health Promotion and Community Impact.  Karen will be joining Student Health and Wellness at UConn starting August 30, 2019.  Karen brings over 20 years of experience, with a concentration in progressively responsible roles within student affairs in higher education.  […]

UConn Recreation Welcomes New Staff

Meet the newest members of the UConn Recreation Team: Beesanne Kurzum, Coordinator for Special Programmatic Initiatives Beesanne attended the State University of New York College at Cortland where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, as well as her Master’s Degree in Management of Leisure Services. Beesanne is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York. […]

Mark Flynn Selected to Receive Award

Congratulations to Mark Flynn, who works in the Department of Student Activities.  Mark has been selected to receive an award to be presented at the 2019 Division of Public Safety Promotion and Award Ceremony on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The Division of Public Safety recognizes members of our agency for exceptional performance and going above […]

Jenn Longa, Assistant Dean of Students, Selected to Receive Award

Congratulations to Jenn Longa, Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services.  Jenn has been selected to receive an award to be presented at the 2019 Division of Public Safety Promotion and Award Ceremony on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The Division of Public Safety recognizes members of our agency for exceptional performance and going above […]

Joseph Briody is Appointed Interim Director of Student Activities

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Briody, Ph.D., has agreed to serve as the Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Student Activities for the Division of Student Affairs.  Joe brings over 24 years of experience in the Department of Student Activities.  He obtained his doctorate in Higher Education, Master of […]

Chetan Joshi, Interim Director of Mental Health, Student Health and Wellness

We are pleased to announce that Chetan Joshi, Ph.D., has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of Mental Health for Student Health and Wellness.  Dr. Joshi brings over 15 years of experience in higher education.  He obtained a master’s degree in pharmacology and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. […]

Congratulations Miguel Colon!

I am pleased to announce that, after a national search, Miguel Colón has been hired to serve as the Associate Director of Student Activities for Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives (“CO”). Miguel has 20 years of work experience in higher education, at multiple institutions, related to community service, outreach, and engagement. We are fortunate […]