Meet Our Team

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Dr. Ashley Christman, Director

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Ashley Christman joined the University of Connecticut in 2021. She holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2021), a Master of Education from Cleveland State University (2014), and a Bachelor of Arts from Ashland University (2013). Her doctoral dissertation research was a phenomenological study on the racial identity development of Black men in predominantly White fraternities. Ashley is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and was initiated into the Epsilon Nu chapter in 2009. Outside of work, Ashley likes spending time with her dogs (Carlos and Cedric), reading, traveling, and adventuring outdoors.

CFSD Chapter Coach: Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alpha Omicron Pi, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Chi

Council Advisor: Panhellenic Council

Contact for Questions About: Campus Partnerships, Chapter Insurance Requirements, Community Standard Issues, Expansion, Expectations of Excellence, Husky Village, NGLA/AFA Conferences, and Policies.

Email: ashley.christman@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-1220

Tori Succi

Tori Succi, Assistant Director

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Victoria Colon-Succi (Tori Succi) joined the University of Connecticut in 2022. She received her Master’s in Higher Education and Leadership Policy (2018) and BA in Public Relations and Dance (2016) from Hofstra University. She joined Phi Sigma Sigma, Epsilon Kappa Chapter in the Fall of 2013. On her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and taking her dog (Wade) to the dog park. She also enjoys going to the see Broadway shows, exploring new cities, and taking road trips.

CFSD Chapter Coach: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc., Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

Council Advisor: Interfraternity Council

Contact for Questions About: Advisor Support, Arête Leadership Academy, Assessment, Marketing, Membership Experience Programs, and Student Employment.

Email: tori.succi@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-8957

 

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia, Coordinator

Preferred Pronouns: He/They

Jose Garcia returned to UConn in August 2022, after earning his Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University. Prior to UConn, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA in 2016, where he also worked for a few years post graduation doing LGBTQ+ Student Affairs. He joined Theta Chi in the Spring of 2013 at UCLA. In his free time, Jose enjoys road trips, going to new restaurants, and visiting family in New York.

CFSD Chapter Coach: Alpha Sigma Phi [T], Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. [T], Delta Tau Delta [A], Delta Zeta [A], Kappa Alpha Theta [T], Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. [T], Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. [A], Phi Delta Theta [A], Tau Kappa Epsilon [A]
(Prior to August 26th, organizations with an A beside them will be advised by Ashley Christman and organizations with a T beside them will be advised by Tori Succi)

Council Advisor: Intercultural Greek Council (prior to August 26th, Tori Succi will be the interim IGC advisor)

Contact for Questions About: Academic Reports, Arête Awards, Community Educational Programming (including, GASA, NHPW, and SAAM), Honor Societies, and Off-Campus Activity Advising. (prior to August 26th, Ashley Christman will be the contact for the above programs)

Email: jose.s.garcia@uconn.edu 
Phone:

Cara Connor

Cara Connor, Graduate Assistant

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Cara Connor graduated from Missouri State University in 2021 with a degree in Communication with minors in Ethical Leadership and Advertising & Promotion. During undergraduate, she joined Alpha Delta Pi, which sparked her passion for involvement on campus leading her to be heavily involved in the campus community. Some of her fraternity and sorority involvement includes serving on both Greek Week and Homecoming committees at Missouri State University. She is a current graduate student in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Master’s program and joined the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development as a Graduate Assistant in the Fall of 2021.

CFSD Chapter Coach: Alpha Epsilon Phi, La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., Phi Sigma Rho, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Sigma Phi Epsilon

Council Advisor: National Pan-Hellenic Council

Contact for Questions About: Alumni Relations and Greek Week

Email: cjc21009work@uconn.edu

Sydney Jefferson

Sydney Jefferson, Graduate Assistant

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Sydney Jefferson is from West Chester, Ohio, a suburb outside of Cincinnati. She graduated this spring from Miami University with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. During her time there, she was Division 1 Student-Athlete on the Track and Field Team, a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader, Chief of Staff for the Office of ASPIRE on campus, and the Vice President of the National Panhellenic Council and the Zeta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Through all of these experiences, she knew that she had a burning passion for supporting college students. Sydney is excited to continue this work in a professional capacity and is happy to continue her education and support students through the UConn HESA program.

CFSD Chapter Coach: Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., Pi Kappa Phi, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 Council Advisor: Co-Advisor for NPHC and UCPC

Contact for Questions About: Homecoming and Parent/Family Relations

Email: srj22001work@uconn.edu

Auxiliary Staff

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TBD, Husky Village Area Director

Undergraduate Student Staff

Nina Polumbo

Nina Polumbo

Student Assistant

Elizabeth Moy

Elizabeth Moy

Student Assistant

Kaitlyn Campos

Kaitlyn Campos

IGC President

Thanks Louzingou

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NPHC President

Clara Prulletti

Clara Prulletti

UCPC President

Adith Velavan

Adith Velavan

IFC President