Jamel Catoe, Interim Director
Jamel Catoe joined the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in 2011 as Assistant Director and was appointed to the role of Interim Director in December 2016. Jamel earned his BA in Communication from the University at Buffalo and his MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Buffalo State College. While pursuing his graduate degree, Jamel interned for Greek Affairs at the University at Buffalo and served on the Northeast Greek Leadership Association’s (NGLA) annual conference staff. Since then, he has worked with fraternities and sororities on several college campuses, served as a UIFI facilitator and a volunteer for NGLA and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. In addition to his work in Greek Life, he has experience in career services, diversity affairs, and student activities. Jamel is a founding member of Theta Delta Sigma and remains actively involved as a member of the National Board.
Betty Conklin, Secretary
Betty Conklin returned to the Greek scene as Secretary starting in the summer of 2006. She has worked in various secretarial capacities in the Student Union Director’s Office, Student Union Operations, Business Office, Student Involvement, Community Outreach, Greek Life, Residential Life, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Health Services, Counseling Services and Career Services. Betty has spent more than two decades within the Division of Student Affairs.
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. In her role she leads the office in large-scale programming initiatives and overseeing educational programming for individual chapters. In addition, she advises the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Alex Vann, Graduate Assistant
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 his local fraternity, Chi Sigma Chi.
Rebecca Weintraub, Graduate Assistant
Rebecca Weintraub is a graduate student in the Higher Education Student Affairs department at the University of Connecticut. She is originally from the Philadelphia area, and graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in May of 2013. While a student, Rebecca was very involved with Hillel and Greek Life as an intern in the Greek Life Office as well as President of her Sorority, Kappa Delta. She graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. For the past two years she has worked with the Hillel organization on Franklin & Marshall’s campus as the Engagement/ Jewish Life Coordinator.
Garret Zastoupil, Graduate Assistant
Garret Zastoupil is a graduate student at the University of Connecticut studying Higher Education and Student Affairs. He is originally from Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities where he majored Entrepreneurial Management and Public & Non Profit Management and received a minor in Leadership. While at Minnesota, he was involved with the campus Strengths initiative, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, and Greek Life, specifically his fraternity Beta Theta Pi.
Undergraduate Student Staff