"Having a heart for making a difference means that something or someone made a difference in my heart first." - Lee Wise
Matt Blocker is originally from southeastern Connecticut. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University, where he received his B.A. in History. Matt received his M. Ed in Human Relations Counseling while at Plymouth State University, and relocated to Connecticut to direct the University of Hartford's Center for Community Service. He has a long history of working in his local communities and enjoys mobilizing others to lend a helping hand.
"The University of Hartford is unique in its location. We sit in three municipalities, Bloomfield, West Hartford and Hartford. We have the chance to reach out to these communities, show our compassion, and have the chance to realize our civic responsibility on a greater level. Please stop by the Center anytime to find an opportunity you can participate in." - Matt Blocker-Glynn
Associate Director of Community Service and Student Activities
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
Lisa M. Coté (she/her/hers) has called numerous states home throughout her life, including Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut. Lisa attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she received a B.A.. in Sociology/Anthropology and African & African American Studies. From there, Lisa went on to receive her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. Since then, Lisa has worked in Community Service and Student Activities at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Connecticut, and served as a Resident Director at the University of Hartford for a year. Lisa now serves as the Associate Director of Community Service and Student Activities at the University of Hartford. This role will allow her to continue to engage with the UHart community and have meaningful interactions with students, staff, and faculty, as well as develop new relationships with the local community.
“The University of Hartford is a very unique campus community, which creates a great environment for people to learn and grow together. I am excited to have the opportunity to connect with our campus and local community in new ways and to continue to serve the UHart students.” - Lisa M. Cote