Jamel Catoe, Director
Jamel Catoe joined the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in 2011 and served as the Assistant Director before earning a promotion to the Director role in July 2017. Jamel received his B.A. in Communication from the University at Buffalo, a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Buffalo State College, and most recently, his M.B.A. in Management from the UConn School of Business. Prior to coming to UConn, he has worked with fraternities and sororities on several college campuses, served as a UIFI facilitator and as a volunteer for Northeast Greek Leadership Association and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA). In addition to his work with fraternal organizations, he has experience in career services, leadership development, diversity affairs, student activities, and marketing. Jamel is a founding member of Theta Delta Sigma and currently serves on the Regional Boards for AFA and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Denée Jackson, Program Specialist
Denée graduated from UConn in 2014 with a major in Communications and minor in Africana Studies. She joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated in Fall 2011 and was president of her chapter for several years. She was also on the executive board of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and a student intern in the OFSL. Following graduation, she continued to be a part of the OFSL staff as a Program Specialist. After a short hiatus, Denée returned to UConn in 2017 and is currently enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs master's program. In addition to her work in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Denée serves as a Graduate Assistant with Husky Sport.
Alex Vann, Graduate Assistant: GCAB Advisor
Alex Vann is a graduate student in the Higher Education Student Affairs program at the University of Connecticut and has a joint Graduate Assistantship with the Department of Student Activities. Originally from southern California, Alex graduated in 2015 from the University of Redlands with a BA in both Business Management and Sociology, as well as a minor in Graphic Design. As an undergraduate he was involved in Residence Life, Alumni Relations, Student Leadership, and Chi Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Neo Thurston, Husky Village Residence Director
Neo Thurston Jr. joined the University of Connecticut summer of 2016 as the Towers Residence Hall Director. He then transitioned to lead the Husky Village Greek community February of 2017. Neo earned his BS in Geo-engineering from Minnesota State University and his Masters in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University. While pursuing his graduate degree, Neo interned in athletics and housing. He also served as a Greek chapter advisor. Prior to UConn, Neo gained experience in athletics, housing, student activities, admissions and Greek Life. Neo is a founding father of the Sigma-Sigma chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and remains actively involved in the national organization.
Undergraduate Student Staff
Jose Ortiz, Jr.