Student Affairs

At most universities, student life and academic issues are distinct units with different goals and priorities.  At the University of Hartford, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs exist together under one label: Student Success.  

We know that every student is different and we work collaboratively to celebrate and support each and every one of our students. We take a holistic approach, recognizing that student success is based on a unique blend of academic, social, personal, and professional needs. We look forward to finding out what is unique about you!

Meet Our Team

Aaron Isaacs, Dean of Students

New to the University of Hartford, Aaron brings over 12 years of higher education experience serving and supporting students through various professional roles in Student Affairs. He currently oversees Residential Life, Student Conduct, Public Safety, Career Services, Community Service, Multicultural Programs, Campus Centers,  Campus Ministries, Student Activities and Greek Life.

Jessica Nicklin, Associate Vice President of Student Success

As a former faculty member, associate dean, and academic advisor, Jessica brings to the team a strong background in academic, personal, and career development.  She oversees first- and second-year programming, tutoring, health and wellness, and the Center for Student Success. 

R.J. McGivney, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Continuing Education

R.J. has a rich history at UHART as an alumnus and 20-year member of the community serving a variety of professional roles in Academic Affairs.  He oversees our Office of Institutional Effectiveness, International Center, Continuing Education, Online Learning and other academic units on campus.