Staff

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OFFICE OF THE CAMPUS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Steven Minkler, Campus CEO
B.A. in Communication, University of Hartford
M.A. in Communication, University of Hartford
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, University of Hartford

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

Stacey Burgess, MxCC Foundation Accounting Associate
B.S. in Accounting, St. Joseph College
B.S. in Management, St. Joesph College

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 and Management, Brandeis University

David England, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
B.A. in English, University of Texas
M.A. in English, University of Texas
Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Texas A&M University

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

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

Tracy Ariel, Director of Advanced Manufacturing
B.A. in Psychology and Communication, Westfield State University
M.S  Business/HR Management,  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Emily DeToro, English Support Specialist 
B.A. in English and Philosophy, Central Connecticut State University
M.A.L.S. in Humanities, Wesleyan University

Landi Hou, Computer Support Specialist
B.S. in Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing
M.S. in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kaara Koplowitz, Gear Up Program Director
B.A. in Sociology, Central Connecticut State University
M.S. in Organizational Leadership, Southern New Hampshire University

Amy Levensaler, Credentialed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia and Analgesia)
A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology, Becker College

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

Kimberly Riordan, Mathematics Support Specialist
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.A. in Mathematics, Central Connecticut State University

Michele Rousseau, College Career Pathways Coordinator
B.S. in General Studies – Concentration in Literature, Charter Oak State College
M.A. in Integrated Health and Healing, The Graduate Institute

James Susco, Ophthalmic Design & Dispensing Lab Technician
A.S. in Ophthalmic Design & Dispensing, Middlesex Community College
B.S. in General Studies, Charter Oak State College

CENTER FOR NEW MEDIA

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

Todd Levesque, Media Operations Specialist
M.A. in Educational Technology, University of Connecticut
B.A. in Telecommunications, New England Institute of Technology
A.S. in Video and Radio Production, New England Institute of Technology

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

Elena Sanchez, Educational Assistant, Center for New Media

Monique Simon, Educational Assistant, Center for New Media

LIBRARY & LEARNING COMMONS

Melissa Behney, Directory of Library & Learning Commons Services
M.L.S, (Master of Library Science), Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., Anthropology, Connecticut College

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

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

Lisa Gangone, Educational Assistant
A.S. in Business Administration, Middlesex Community College
B.S. in Communications, Central Connecticut State University

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

Lisa Gugliotti, Digital/Systems Librarian
M.L.S. in Information and Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University
B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing, University of Connecticut

Donovan Reinwald, Reference & Instruction Librarian
B.A. in English, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
M.L.I.S. in Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

DEAN OF ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Donna Bontatibus, Interim Dean of Academic & Student Affairs
B.A. in English, Albertus Magnus College
M.A. in English, University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. in English, University of Rhode Island

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

Rachelle Figueroa, Academic Affairs Associate
B.A. in Cultural Geography, CCSU

Peter Galgano, Veterans Outreach Coordinator
Veterans Club Advisor

Sara Hanson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
B.A. in Political History, Western Connecticut State University
M.S. in Organizational Leadership, Argosy University

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

Carolyn Innocenzi, Evening Administrator, MxCC@Platt
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

Janet Klinck, Director of Student Activities
B.S. in Health Services Administration, Providence College

Sarah Perez, Assistant to the Dean
B.A. in Urban Studies, University of Connecticut
M.S.W. in Social Work, University of Saint Joseph

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

DEAN OF ADMINISTRATION

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

Lillian Baruffi, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Administration
B.S. in English, Bates College

Valerie Cooper, Associate Director of Finance & Administration
B.S. in Accounting, Grambling State University, Grambling
MBA concentrating in Accounting, University of New Haven

Nancy Walter, Event & Room Scheduler
BA in Physical Education and Health, University of Mount Union
Administrative Secretarial Certificate for College Graduates, Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School

JoAnn Hernandez-Sierra, Bursar
B.B.S., Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
M.B.A., Universidad del Turabo

Kiomara Oliveras, Financial Clerk
A.S..Administrative Assistant, Gateway Community College
Certificate, Medical Administrative Assistant, Gateway Community College

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Steven Chester, Building Maintenance Supervisor

Mark Zimmitti, General Trades Worker

Jacob Caparaso, Skilled Maintainer

MARKETING

Yvonne Page, Graphics Specialist and Web Developer
A.S. in Fine Arts, Middlesex Community College
B.A. in General Studies, Charter Oak State College

Susan Perl, Social Media
Certificate in Multimedia, Middlesex Community College
M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design

Victoria Seidl, Marketing & Development Associate
B.A. in Communications, Quinnipiac University

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT (SHARED SERVICES)

Alison Buckley, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, Connecticut State Community College

GUIDED PATHWAYS ACADEMIC ADVISING

Michael Buccilli, Associate Vice President of Student Success Management

Licella Arboleda, Regional Advising Director, Capital-East Region, Connecticut State Community College

Elizabeth Slupksi, Campus Advising Lead
B.S. in Business Administration & Spanish, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
M.A. in International Training & Education, American University

Lynne Alexander, Guided Pathways Advisor I
A.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Manchester Community College
B.S. in Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut
B.A. in English, University of Connecticut
B.A. in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut

Ricardo Barrett, Counselor
B.A in History, Southern Connecticut State University
M.S in Higher Education, California State University, Fullerton

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

Aquia Brown-Welch, Guided Pathways Advisor I
A.A. in Psychology Studies, Middlesex Community College
A.A. in Spanish Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.S. in Psychology – Social/Behavioral Concentration, Charter Oak State College
M.S. in Organizational Effectiveness & Leadership – Business Concentration, Charter Oak State College

Rebecca Crocker, Guided Pathways Advisor I
A.S. in Studio Arts Design, Gateway Community College
B.F.A. in Graphic Design, University of New Haven

Evelyn Garcia, Guided Pathways Advisor I
B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Salem State University
M.E.D. (Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs), Salem State University

Anton Pettiford, Guided Pathways Advisor I
A.S. in Criminal Justice, Manchester Community College
B.A. in Criminal Justice, University of Hartford

Hunter Tashea, Guided Pathways Advisor I
A.S. in Business Management, Three Rivers Community College
B.S. in Business Administration, Eastern Connecticut State University

Patrick Veronneau, Guided Pathways Advisor II
B.A. in History, Western New England College
M.S. in Education, University of Bridgeport

Jordane Virgo, Guided Pathways Advisor I
B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut

ENROLLMENT SERVICES

Gayle Barrett, Associate Vice President of Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Services, Connecticut State Community College

Tamika Davis, Associate Vice President for Recruitment, Admissions and Community Outreach, Connecticut State Community College

Samantha Plourd, Interim Director of Enrollment Services 
M.A. in Publishing, Rosemont College
B.A. in English and Legal Studies, Quinnipiac University

Margarita “Daisy” Aiken, Enrollment Services Assistant

Joanne Faust, 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 & Humanities Concentration, University of Connecticut

Melissa Hall, Enrollment Services Assistant
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.A. In Biology, University of Connecticut

Lauren Katusha, Assistant Director of Admissions
A.S. in General Studies, Middlesex Community College
B.S. in General Studies (Concentration in Organizational Leadership), Charter Oak State College

FINANCIAL AID

Steve McDowell, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid Services and Title IV Compliance, Connecticut State Community College 

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

HUMAN RESOURCES (SHARED SERVICES)

Kimberly Carolina, HR Manager, Capital-East Region, Connecticut State Community College

Frances Leon, HR Generalist, Capital-East Region, Connecticut State Community College

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SHARED SERVICES)

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

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

This page was updated 7/1/21