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Office of Institutional Advancement

University of Hartford
Institutional Advancement
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
T. 860.768.2400 | F. 860.768.2454

Office location: Institutional Advancement is located at the north end of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center.

Kate Pendergast Kate Pendergast
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
T. 860.768.2421

Sean MeehanSean Meehan
Associate Vice President for Development
T. 860.768.2440

Patty MahonPatty Mahon
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
T. 860.768.2414 


Expand the sections below to view more members of the Institutional Advancement team.

Leadership Giving and Development Officers

Rebecca Brandt Rebecca Brandt
Director of Development
T. 860.768.2416

Alex CouryAlex Coury '08, M'10
Senior Development Officer,
Barney School of Business
T. 860.768.2413

Alex DeVivoAlex DeVivo
Senior Development Officer,
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
T. 860.768.2405

Samantha SokoloskiSamantha Sokoloski Goemans
Development Associate
T. 860.768.2448 

Emmanuel SanchezEmmanuel (Manny) Sanchez
Development Officer,
Hillyer College
T. 860.768.2436

Jennifer WrobelJennifer Wrobel
Associate Athletics Director for Development

Planned Giving

Lauren Parda Lauren Parda
Director of Planned Giving
T. 860.768.2415  


Annual Giving

Erin PollardErin Pollard
Director of Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2401

Ed OwensEd Owens
Director of the Hawk Nation Club
T. 860.768.4620

Victoria SandovalVictoria Sandoval
Associate Director of Family Giving
T. 860.768.2444


Donor Relations

Caitlin SimardCaitlin Malinowski '11, M'15
Director of Donor Relations
T. 860.768.2452

Jennifer CarrJennifer Carr '19
Donor Stewardship Coordinator
T. 860.768.2487


Corporations and Foundation Relations

Lynn BaronasLynn Baronas
Senior Director of Strategic & Corporate Engagement
T. 860.768.4388

Beverly ZellBeverly Zell
Associate Director of Research and Grants
T. 860.768.2425


Advancement Communication

staffJane Kim Donino
Director of Advancement Communication
T. 860.768.2417

Joanna NaclerioJoanna Naclerio '15
Marketing Communication Manager, Advancement and Alumni
T. 860.768.2419


Special Events

Katie Berube Katie Berube
Director of Special Events
T. 860.768.2406

samantha-durant_w.jpg Samantha Durant
Special Events Coordinator
T. 860.768.2418

Alumni Engagement

Heather CorbettHeather Corbett
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement
T. 860.768.2430

Brittany GuarnaBrittany Schultz
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Alumni Professional Engagement
T. 860.768.2412

Jim KeenerJim Keener
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Affinity Programs
T. 860.768.2466

Nora KaszubowskiNora Kaszubowski '14, M'16
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Regional and Admission
T. 860.8768.2435

Jackie OrlowskiJackie Orlowski
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Students and Young Alumni
T. 860.768.2429


Advancement Services

Chris AdamsChris Adams
Senior Director of Advancement Services
T. 860.768.2407

staffTraci Giovinazzo '18
Associate Director of Advancement Services
T. 860.768.2451

Thecla_0226_cr.jpgThecla Colon
Gift and Fund Coordinator
T. 860.768.2437

Alyssa Garcia Alyssa Garcia
Data Quality and Integrity Coordinator
T. 860.768.2431

toriann.jpg Toriann Winnick
Advancement Services Coordinator
T. 860.768.2439


Prospect Research

Ben SchwartzBen Schwartz
Director of Prospect Research and Research
T. 860.768.2409

Todd BamfordTodd Bamford
Prospect Management Analyst
T. 860.768.2427



Bill MabeeWilliam Mabee '18
Administrative Assistant, Development and Annual Giving
T. 860.768.2449

Chevaughn CampbellChevaughn Campbell '18
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Engagement and Advancement Communication
T. 860.768.2411


To learn more about the Alumni Association and Alumni Engagement team, please visit the Alumni Association website.