The Office of the Vice President provides leadership for the Division of Student Affairs and serves as the centralized communication point for internal and external constituents.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Michael Gilbert joined UConn as the Vice President for Student Affairs in the fall of 2013 from the University of Delaware where he served as the Vice President for Student Life since July 2007. His prior academic experience includes serving as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University. He has held administrative positions at the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his BA degree at the University of Vermont, a MEd degree at Michigan State University, and a doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Interim Dean of Students
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
David Clokey serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Administration. He coordinates the central budget process for the Division, directs the University Student Fee process for the General University Fee and Student Activity Funds, oversees the Division capital project prioritization processes, the Division technology oversight committee as well as supervises the Division’s IT Department, the One Card ID Office, the Student Union, and the staff responsible for the program functions within the Office of the Vice President (Human Resources, Assessment and Strategic Planning, Alumni Relations, and Foundation account management). David earned his Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Indiana State University. He has worked professionally at the University of Vermont and the University of Maryland prior to his arrival at UConn in August 2002.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs,
Executive Director of Student Activities
Joseph Briody serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Student Activities for the Division of Student Affairs. Joe oversees a comprehensive portfolio of student engagement programs and services that include major campus events, student/student organization leadership development, trustee organization support (e.g. student government, media orgs, etc.), community outreach programs, the University’s Spirit programs, fraternity/sorority development, and business support services. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting all at the University of Connecticut. Joe has been an adjunct instructor for 20 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has extensive knowledge of Student Activities program development, assessment, finance, and organizational leadership. Joe is dedicated to working with students and student leaders and enjoys supporting, challenging, and inspiring students.
Director of Student Affairs Human Resources & Foundation Relations
Stacey Murdock serves as the Director of Student Affairs Human Resources & Foundation Relations. She provides overall strategic human resource leadership for the departments in the Division of Student Affairs as well as directs divisional development and stewardship efforts. Prior to this, she coordinated the UConn Careers for the Common Good program run by the Center for Career Development and the Office of Community Outreach. She previously worked as the President of the Greater Manchester CT Chamber of Commerce and at WFSB Channel 3 in Hartford. Stacey earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the NEAG School of Education at UConn and her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Cornell University.
Director of Student Affairs Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation
Liza Boritz serves as the Director for Student Affairs Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation. She facilitates large-scale, Division-wide planning and assessment initiatives, as well as provides guidance and expertise to each department in their planning and assessment efforts. Liza has worked in higher education for over 20 years with the goal of reducing the barriers to college student academic success and wellbeing. Liza has a B.S. in Family Studies from UConn, an Ed.M from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a PhD in Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy from UConn.
Jennifer Brodie supports the Vice President and Assistant Vice Presidents for Student Affairs as well as the Dean of Students in support of division-wide initiatives. She directly supervises and manages the day-to-day operations of the office and coordinates a variety of committees and events on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of the Vice President. Jen has worked for UConn since 2006, starting at the UConn Health Center, working for Correctional Managed Health Care, and then moving to the Storrs campus in 2010. Her time spent working in Storrs has all been within the Division of Student Affairs, first in the OVPSA Office, then Community Standards, and most recently UConn Recreation. Jen received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University. She is a certified SPIN instructor and teaches SPIN classes for UConn Rec.
Janice Canniff provides administrative services to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and works closely with the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. She also organizes and coordinates various events that represent Student Affairs and is responsible for reports that are generated by the office. She serves as the Division resource for employee search procedures and personnel. Janice received her AAS Degree from Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY.
Ginger White provides administrative and program services to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. She serves as a resource to students, staff and others on matters related to administrative procedures and matters relating to the Division of Student Affairs. Ginger also provides support for development-related efforts, including the Students First Fund Golf Tournament and stewardship. She previously worked in the Tolland School system.