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

Congratulations to Karen Bresciano

Please join me in congratulating Karen Bresciano on her recent appointment as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs in The Graduate School. Karen joined the Dean of Students Office in 2000 and currently serves as Assistant Dean of Students. In the Dean of Students Office, Karen has been instrumental in developing and […]

CETL and CSD Proposal Wins Academic Grant

The selection committee for the Provost’s Academic Plan Mini Grant Competition recently chose to fund Dr. John Andrew Ballantine’s and Lorri Comeau’s project proposal, “Creating Videos to Improve Classroom Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.” Dr. John Andrew Ballantine is Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and an in-residence faculty member […]

SEBAC Agreement – ARP Employee Contributions

As a reminder, the 2017 SEBAC agreement called for an increase in the employee Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) contribution of .75% to offset the decrease in the employer share unless an employee chooses to opt out.  At this time the .75% increase in the employee share is not being implemented since this may conflict with IRS […]

Welcome Britni Henze to Community Standards

The Office of Community Standards is pleased to welcome Britni Henze as an Assistant Director. Most recently, Britni was the Residential Learning & Neighborhood Coordinator/Area Coordinator for University Residences at Purdue University. Britni brings excellent student conduct experience as she investigated and adjudicated student conduct cases, created a sanctioning guide for entry-level conduct hearing officers, […]

9/29 Ada Elderkin Retirement Reception

Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives and The Department of Student Activities invite you to join us for a retirement celebration for Ada Elderkin Friday, September 29, 2017 2:00-4:00 PM Student Union Room 307/308 Light refreshments will be served.   For more information, contact: Gina in Community Outreach at or 486-2806.  

Please welcome Kim Colbert, Administrative Services Assistant in Student Activities

Kim Colbert recently joined our community to serve as the Administrative Services Assistant to the AVP and Director of Student Activities.  Kim is a graduate of UConn, and is excited to be back on campus and working in Husky Nation. Please also join me in thanking the search committee:  Lillian Palacios (chair), Bianka Horvath, and […]

Please Welcome Rindaanne Riccio, Coordinator of Risk Management, Student Activities

We are excited to introduce our new staff member:  Rinda Riccio.  Rinda joins us to serve as the Coordinator of Risk Management for Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life.  She most recently served as an Area Coordinator at Wagner College, and earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education from Penn State University. A big […]

Welcome Paula Wilmot and Luz Burgos-Lopez

Please join me in welcoming two new Assistant Dean of Students to the Dean of Students Office staff. Paula Wilmot is joining us from the Honors Program at UConn, where she has served for the past seven years as Assistant Director of Honors Learning Communities and Programs. There she worked closely with student organizations, co-curricular […]