Meet Our Team

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Dr. Ashley Christman, Director

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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 initiate 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 Advisor: 2022-2023 CFSD Chapter Advisors will be assigned by August 1, 2022. All chapter should contact CFSD’s Director at ashley.christman@uconn.edu with questions in until advisors are assigned.

Council Advisor: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council

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

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Vacant, Assistant Director

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Vacant, Coordinator

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CFSD Advisor: 2022-2023 CFSD Chapter Advisors will be assigned by August 1, 2022. All chapter should contact CFSD’s Director at ashley.christman@uconn.edu with questions in until advisors are assigned.

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Cara Connor

Cara Connor, Graduate Assistant

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Cara Connor graduated from Missouri State University in 2021 with a degree in Communication with minors in Ethical Leadership and Advertising & Promotion. During her 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 involvement includes serving on both Greek Week and Homecoming committees at Missouri State University. She is now a 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. Cara is excited to advise National Pan-Hellenic Council.

CFSD Advisor: 2022-2023 CFSD Chapter Advisors will be assigned by August 1, 2022. All chapter should contact CFSD’s Director at ashley.christman@uconn.edu with questions in until advisors are assigned.

Council Advisor: National Pan-Hellenic Council

Email: cjc21009work@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-0897

Sydney Jefferson

Sydney Jefferson, Graduate Assistant

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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 Advisor: 2022-2023 CFSD Chapter Advisors will be assigned by August 1, 2022. All chapter should contact CFSD’s Director at ashley.christman@uconn.edu with questions in until advisors are assigned.

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Auxiliary Staff

Justin Kyle Tanner

Justin Kyle Tanner, Husky Village Area Director

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Justin Kyle attended the University of Mississippi (B.B.A., 2015) where he was a Founding Father for the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (Pi Kapp). Upon graduation, Justin Kyle attended the University of Iowa (M.A., 2017) and served as a volunteer and chapter advisor for Pi Kapp. Since Iowa, Justin Kyle has served as a Residence Hall Director at the University Connecticut. Justin Kyle has presented across the country for Pi Kapp on Risk Management, Alcohol and Other Drugs (ASTP), and Brotherhood. Currently, Justin Kyle serves as chapter advisor for the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Pi Kapp.

Email: jkt@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-4238

Undergraduate Student Staff

Nina Polumbo

Nina Polumbo

Student Assistant