Dr. Fany DeJesus Hannon, Interim Dean of Students
Fany Hannon, a native of Honduras who came to the United States when she was 20 years old, has served as the Director of the PRLACC for 10 years. Under her leadership, PRLACC has thrived to keep supporting self-identified Latinx/a/o students, staff, and faculty as well as community members at large in the State of Connecticut, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She strongly believes in fostering a sense of belonging for everyone. Her goal has been to support the students academically and emotionally, so they can proudly graduate from UConn and contribute to the workforce of the State and beyond.
As the Interim Dean of Students, Fany will serve as an important liaison with partners that support students throughout the University including colleagues within Student Affairs, Faculty, UConn’s schools and colleges, Enrollment Planning and Management (including Financial Aid, Registrar and Orientation), the Bursars’ Office, the Office of the Provost, and at the Regional Campuses. As the Interim DOS, Hannon will be a significant resource focused on developing staff, programs and services that allow UConn to provide for student success.
Hannon received a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a minor in Brazilian Studies from Smith College, and her Master’s in Higher Education & Student Affairs from UConn. This past May, Fany earned her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from New England College. Her research centered on the sense of belonging and support received in peer mentoring programs for self-identified Latinx/a/o college students. Prior to her time as the Director of PRLACC, Fany worked for the UConn Foundation (Alumni Association) as the Manager of Student & Young Alumni Relations, and as an Academic Advisor, Program Coordinator and Case Manager at Miami Dade College.
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