Office of the President

Anna Wasecha, President
B.A. in English Literature, University of Minnesota
M.A. in  Higher Education, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Administration, University of Minnesota

Paul Carmichael, Director of Institutional Research
B.A. in Philosophy & History, McGill University
M.A. in Social Work, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph.D. in Social Policy, Brandeis University

Corey Martell, Executive Assistant to the President
A.S., Three Rivers Community College

Trenton Wright, CFRE, CEcD, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement
B.A. in English, Eastern Connecticut State University
M.P.A. in Public Affairs, University of Connecticut

Human Resources

Mary Lou Phillips, Director of Human Resources
B.A. in Philosophy, New College (Sarasota Florida)
M.P.P.M. (Master’s in Public and Private Management), Yale University School of Management
M.A. in  Organizational Behavior, Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Noreen Wilson
A.S. in Executive Secretary, Briarwood College

Meriden Center

Tami Christopher, Director of the Meriden Center
B.A. in English, Central Connecticut State University
M.A. in American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine
M.S. in Education, University of Bridgeport

Yesenia (“Jessie”) Cardona, Welcome Center Representative
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.S. in Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University

Queen E. Fordham, Meriden Center Academic Associate/Coordinator
A.S. in General Studies and Business Office Technology/Medical Secretary, Middlesex Community College
B.S. in Psychology/Sociology, Charter Oak State College
M.S. in Counseling, Central Connecticut State University


Dean of Academic Affairs

Steven Minkler, Dean of Academic Affairs
B.A. in Communication, University of Hartford
M.A. in Communication, University of Hartford
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Hartford

Linda Ansarra, Administrative Assistant
A.S., Charter Oak State College
B.S. in Management, Central Connecticut State University

Diane Bordonaro, Coordinator of Fast Track Allied Health and Non-Credit Programs
B.S. in Animal Science, University of Connecticut
R.N., Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing
M.S.N. in Nursing Education, University of Hartford

Teresa DeSouza Cull, Mathematics Instructional Support Specialist
B.S. in Mathematics Secondary Education, Central Connecticut State University
M.S. in Mathematics Education, Central Connecticut State University

Jaime Flores, Academic Division Director of the School of Arts & Media, Humanities, and Social Sciences
B.A. in Literature, State University of New York at Purchase
M.A. in International Relations, City College of New York
M.A. in Literature, City College of New York

Barbara Giffin, Coordinator of the Academic Success Center
B.A. in Spanish Education, University of Connecticut
M.A. in Higher Education Administration, University of Connecticut

Catherine Hostetter, English Instructional Support Specialist
B.A. in English, Villanova University
M.A. in English, Boston College

Mary Rayappan, Academic Division Director of the School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM
B.S. in Mathematics, Madras University
M.S. in Mathematics, Madras University
M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration), Indira Gandhi Open University
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science

Betty Riedinger, Science Lab Supervisor
A.S. in Chemical Engineering Technology, Hartford State Technical College

Mensimah Shabazz, Director of Academic Initiatives
B.S. in English, Institute of Professional Studies
M.A. in Transpersonal Studies, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

Hubert Godin, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
A.S. in General Studies, Tunxis Community College
B.S. in Industrial Technology, Central Connecticut State University
M.S. in Industrial Technical Management, Central Connecticut State University

Rachelle Figueroa, Data Specialist/Grant Reporter
B.A. in Geography, Central Connecticut State University

Lisa Fitzsimmons, Manufacturing Lab Tutor
Certificate in Manufacturing Technology, Middlesex Community College
B.A. in Management, Bryant University

Carolyn Sommer, Internship & Employment Coordinator
A.S. in Business Administration, Gateway Community College
B.S. in Business Administration-Management, University of New Haven
M.S. in Counseling, Southern Connecticut State University

Center for Health & Life Sciences Initiatives

Kate E. Miller, Health & Life Sciences Curriculum Innovation Coordinator
B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology, Tufts University
M.E.S. in Environmental Studies (Ecology/Conservation Biology), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Ph.D. in Biology, Wesleyan University

Melinda Fisher, Health & Life Sciences Grant Project Assistant
B.A. in Media Studies, Southern Connecticut State University
M.A. in Sociology and Education , Teachers College, Columbia University

Carolyn Sommer, Health & Life Sciences Recruitment & Placement Coordinator
A.S. in Business Administration, Gateway Community College
B.S. in Business Administration-Management, University of New Haven
M.S. in Counseling, Southern Connecticut State University

Center for New Media

Richard Lenoce, Director of the Center for New Media and Professor of Broadcast Communications
B.S. in Communications, Ithaca College
M.S. in Instructional Technology, Southern Connecticut State University

Peter Galgano, Media Associate<

Lloyd Langevin, Video Production Specialist
B.F.A. in Cinema, University of Bridgeport

Daniel Nocera, Coordinator of the Corporate Media Center
B.S. in Television & Radio Radio Production, Ithaca College
M.A.L.S. in Film, Wesleyan University

Distance Learning & Education Technology

Yi Guan-Raczkowski, Director of Distance Learning/Education Technology
B.S. in Electronics, Beijing Normal University
B.S. in Educational Media and Technology, Indiana State University
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

Sandra Couture, Educational Technology Specialist
A.S. in Graphic Design, Tunxis Community College
B.F.A. in Graphic Design, University of Connecticut

Library Services

Lan Liu, Director of Library Services
B.S. in Chemistry, Lanzhou Teachers College
B.A. in English, Shanghai International Studies University
M.Ed. in Language Education, Rutgers University
M.L.S. in Library and Information Studies, Rutgers University
M.S. in Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Lifeng “Cindy” Li, Digital/Systems Librarian
B.A. in Information Science, Wuhan University of China
M.S. in Computer Science, The City College of New York
M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), Queens College

Joy Hansen, Librarian
B.A. in Secondary Education, University of Connecticut
M.S. in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), Southern Connecticut State University

Wei Cen, Librarian
B.E. in International Trade, Zhejiang Gongshang University
Masters in Applied Linguistics, East China University of Science and Technology
M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), Southern Connecticut State University

Anne Paluck, Reference Librarian
B.A. English Education, University of Connecticut
M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), Simmons College


Dean of Students

Adrienne Maslin, Dean of Students
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Vermont
M.Ed. in Counseling, Boston University
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Oregon

Janet Klinck, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students
B.S. in Health Services Administration, Providence College

Academic Advising

Dan Viens, Interim Director of Academic Advising
A.S. in Marketing, Manchester Community College
B.S. in Distributive Education, Central Connecticut State University
M.S. in Secondary Business Education, Central Connecticut State University
Sixth Year Diploma in Professional Education, University of Connecticut

Admissions Office

Gayle Barrett, Director of Admissions
B.A. in Psychology, Stonehill College
M.S. in Counselor Education, Central CT State University

Steven Paternoster
B.S. in Sport Management, University of New Haven
M.B.A. in Human Resource Management, University of New Haven

Patti Hard, Secretary 2

Lauren Katusha, Assistant Director of Admissions
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College

Traci Cremeans
B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Career Development and Counseling Center

Emily M. Canto, Counselor
B.A. in Psychology/Sociology, North Adams State College
M.Ed. in Counseling, University of New Hampshire

Beverly H. Dickinson, Coordinator of College Employment and Social Services
A.S. in Early Childhood Education, Manchester Community College
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.G.S. in Education and Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University

Heidi Carlson Kennedy, Secretary 2
A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Humanities, Middlesex Community College
A.S. in Business Office Technology/Legal Secretary, Middlesex Community College

Gail Mozzicato, Counselor
B.S. Certification in Elementary Education, Southern Connecticut State University
M.A. in Counseling, Saint Joseph College

Hilary Phelps, Learning Disabilities Specialist
B.S. in Psychology, Trinity College
M.S. in Early Childhood Education, Central Connecticut State University

Financial Aid

Irene D. Martin, Director of Financial Aid Services
B.A. in Interdepartmental Science, American International College
M.A. in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Michael Amouzou, Associate Director of Financial Aid
A.S. in Sciences-General, Hostos Community College
B.S. in Business Administration/Public Accounting, Pace University
M.S. in Communication, Central Connecticut State University

Lora Wymer, Secretary 2
A.S. in Business Office Technology/Executive Secretary, Middlesex Community College

Records Office

Susan B. Salowitz, Registrar
B.S. in Secondary Education-English, Boston University
M.S. in Higher Education/Counseling, Central Connecticut State University

Neal Botting, Office Assistant
A.S. in Business Administration, Middlesex Community College

Joanne Faust, Assistant Registrar
A.S. in Business Office Technology/Executive Secretary, Middlesex Community College
A.S. in Business Office Technology/Medical Secretary, Middlesex Community College
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.G.S. in General Studies/Arts and Humanities Concentration, University of Connecticut

Retention Specialist

Judy Mazgulski, Retention Specialist
B.A. in Biology and Psychology, Wells College

Student Activities

Micki Charton, Secretary 2


Dean of Finance And Administration

Kimberly Hogan, Interim Dean of Finance, Administration, and Planning
B.S. in Business Administration, Glassboro State-Rowan University of N.J.
M.S. in Educational Leadership, Central Connecticut State University

Jennifer Arnold, Administrative Assistant
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College

Business Office

Peter Furlani, Fiscal Administrative Officer
A.S., Holyoke Community College
B.S., Western New England College

Danuta Kostka, Financial Clerk
B.S. in Business Administration, University of Wroclaw

Adam Kowalski, Fiscal Administrative Assistant
B.A. in Political Science, Southern Connecticut State University

Paul Kulesa, Revenue Examiner 1
B.S., Central Connecticut State University

Tony Majewski, Fiscal Administrative Officer

Adrian Pavel, Associate Accountant
A.S., Capital Community College
B.S., Central Connecticut State University

Mark Thompson, Fiscal Administrative Assistant
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.P.A. (Masters in Public Administration), Brooklyn College

Buildings and Grounds

Stephen Chester, Building Maintenance Superintendent 2
Charles Shea,  Maintainer 1
Mark Zimmitti, General Trades Worker

Information Technology

Annie Scott, Director of Information Technology
B.A. Connecticut College

Michael Cavanaugh, Audio/Visual Media Assistant
A.S., Middlesex Community College

Christopher A. Grande, Information Technology Technician 2
A.S., Middlesex Community College

Joseph Macknicki, Information Technology Technician 2
A.S., Manchester Community College

Yvonne K. Rubin, Information Technology Technician 2
A.S., Middlesex Community College

Stanley Traver, Information Technology Technician 2
A.S., Manchester Community College

James Wyskiel, Network Manager
A.S., Middlesex Community College


Associate Dean for Development

Cheryl Dumont-Smith, Associate Dean for Development
B.A. in Psychology, Regis College

Yvonne Page, Graphics Specialist and Webmaster
A.S. in Fine Arts, Middlesex Community College

Randi Plake, Communications Specialist
B.S., Central Connecticut State University
M.S., Quinnipiac University


Updated 7/20/15