Dean of Students Staff

Maureen Armstrong

Associate Dean of Students/Director, Dean of Students Office

Maureen  serves as the Associate Dean of Students/Director, Dean of Students Office overseeing the functions within the Dean of Students Office. As the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, she coordinated the central human resource functions for the Division. She is an affiliate faculty member with the HESA program and has taught the SYE Practicum course and co-taught sections of the Resource Management course focused on staffing practices. Prior to this she held positions in the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Residential Life and Admissions at the University of Connecticut, Keene State College and Westfield State University. Maureen is a graduate of the University of Maine where she received a Masters of Education and Westfield State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has completed the HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Program as well as the NASPA Region I Mid-Level Institute.

Luz Burgos – López

Assistant Dean of Students

Luz Burgos – López  joined the Dean of Students Office in 2017 after serving as the Assistant Dean of Students at Goucher College for the Dean of Students Office and the Center Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI).  A higher education professional, social justice advocate, queer person of color, and artist she engages students, faculty, and staff in social justice and equity work through educational and co-curricular opportunities.  Her work fosters an environment in which marginalized and oppressed community members feel affirmed and comfortable exploring and expressing their identities. Burgos-López held the titles of Advisor for the Vassar College Dialogue Center, Director for the Campus Life ALANA Center, Coordinator for TRANSITIONS, Co-facilitator for Mentors in Violence Prevention at Family Partner Services in Poughkeepsie, NY and Director of Expansion for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Incorporated from 2010 – 2012.

Dave-Program CoordinatorDavid D’Alessandro

Program Coordinator


Dave is thrilled to have joined the Dean of Students team in 2019 as the Program Coordinator.  In his role Dave works with Readmission, Final Exam Rescheduling, Residency processes, and on the Protect our Pack Orientation sessions. Dave has an MA in Conflict Resolution from UMass, Boston and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado.  He has many years experience with alternative dispute resolution, facilitation, training, and social justice work.

Most recently, Dave worked as the Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution at Colorado State University helping students navigate disputes through conflict coaching, restorative justice, mediation, training, and leadership education.

Jennifer Longa

Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services & Bystander Initiatives

Jenn serves as Assistant Dean of Students for Victim Support Services at UConn. Her primary responsibilities are to provide support to students who are victims of sexual violence and other crimes, connect them with resources, and assist them as they go through the university processes. In this role, Jenn acts as a liaison with various campus departments, community agencies, and individuals to provide students with appropriate academic, personal welfare, and psychological resources. Jenn co-chairs the University’s Bystander Intervention Program Committee and serves on several committees including the Incident Response Team and the Community Resource Team. Jenn has previously served as the Director for Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services, the Director of Civility Education, and a Gender and Women’s Studies instructor at the University of Rhode Island. Jenn has expertise in training students, athletes, and law enforcement as well as providing consultation on issues of sexual assault, partner violence, bystander intervention, and response protocols.

Picture of Paula Wilmot-Assistant DeanPaula Wilmot

Assistant Dean of Students

Paula Wilmot joined the Dean of Students Office in 2017. She previously worked at UConn in the Honors Program where she served for the past seven years as Assistant Director of Honors Learning Communities and Programs working closely with student organizations, co-curricular learning initiatives, and students in crisis. Prior to that, Paula has held the titles of Director of Co-Curricular Education and Programming, Career Counselor, Associate Director for Student Life, Residential Operations Coordinator and Residence Hall Director. Paula enjoys working with students and colleagues to support student success. Paula holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Administrative Staff

Laura Beltran

Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Parker

Program Coordinator

Graduate Assistants and Student Assistants

Carolina Amigo – Student Assistant

Cecil Pringle- Student Assistant

Rachel Breault – Student Assistant

Jenna Karvelis – Student Assistant

Sebastien Aldophe – Student Assistant

Melanie Moreno – Student Assistant

Alexia Radkermani – Student Assistant

Julia Smith – Student Assistant

Merry Ryer -Graduate Assistant

Lupita Paniagua – Graduate Assistant