Center for Student Success

The mission of the Center for Student Success is to familiarize students with the multitude of resources available on campus and to help students make progress toward fulfilling their educational, social, and personal goals.

We support our mission by offering a variety of services and programs for students.

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How We Help

The Center for Student Success aims to provide support, resources, and advising assistance for all students at the University of New Haven.

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Incoming Students

Learn more about the support offered by the Center for Student Success and how our office can provide assistance to both students and their families.

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Families

At the Center for Student Success, we consider parents and families our partners in our students’ success. Now that you are the part of the Charger family, we look forward to supporting your students throughout their time at the University of New Haven.

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Contact

Hours:

Mon - Thursday, 8:30a - 7:00p

Friday, 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Meet the Center for Student Success Team

 

Helena Cole
Helena Cole

Director, Centers for Academic Success and Advising

 

Location: Maxcy Hall 210F

Phone: (203) 932-7423

hcole@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:45a - 4:45p

 

Helena Cole graduated with an A.B. degree in History and Italian from Bryn Mawr College. She received her M.Ed in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, and her M.A. in Humanities from Hood College. Helena started working at the University of New Haven as the Director of the Centers for Academic Success and Advising in January 2013.

 
Lynn DeRobertis
Lynn Derobertis

Associate Director, Curriculum Development and Faculty Programming

 

Success Advisor

Location: Maxcy Hall 210E

Phone: (203) 932-7043

LDeRobertis@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Lynn DeRobertis graduated with a B.S. degree in Nursing from Boston College and a M.S. in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. Lynn has been an Student Success Advisor since 2000. Lynn supervises the Academic Peer Mentor program with Becca Kitchell, the Associate Director of Residential Life. She also serves as the Advisor to Lamda Alpha Upsilon.

 

Lynn works with the following students (by last name):
College of Business: P-Z
HCL College of Criminal Justice: L-Z

 
Patrick Veronneau
Patrick Veronneau

Associate Director, First Year Success Programs

 

Success Advisor

Location: Maxcy Hall 210B

Phone: (203) 932-7311

PVeronneau@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Pat graduated with a B.A. in History from Western New England College and a M.S. in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Pat has been a Student Success Advisor since 2014 and also serves as the Advisor to ChargerThon.

 

Patrick works with the following students (by last name):
Arts and Sciences: R-Z
Tagliatela College of Engineering: P-Z

 
Joe Frederick
Joe Frederick

Assistant Director, Outreach and Technology

 

Coordinator of Veteran Services

Location: Maxcy Hall 210H

Phone: (203) 932-7380

JFrederick@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00a - 4:00p

 

Joe graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology from Western New England College and earned a M.A. degree in Community Psychology from the University of New Haven in 2010. As a graduate student at the University of New Haven, he worked as a Learning Assistant in Campus Access Services and has been at the Center for Student Success since 2011. Joe is also an adjunct instructor in the Psychology Department.

 
Alice Guido
Alice Guido

Persistence Advisor

 

Location: Maxcy Hall 210D

Phone: (203) 932-7233

AGuido@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 12:00p - 12:30p, 3:30p - 7:00p

 

Alice majored in English Comp and minored in Classics at Mount Holyoke; she has a Master’s in Film Study from Wesleyan. She began her relationship with the University of New Haven in 1989 as an English adjunct, added Writing Lab tutor in the CLR and Student Success Advisor for the Center for Student Success.

 
Aschlee Riendeau
Aschlee Riendeau

Senior Success Advisor

 

Location: Maxcy Hall 106D

Phone: (203) 479-4581

ARiendeau@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Aschlee graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Anthropology and received her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University. Aschlee has been a Student Success Advisor since YEAR and also serves as the Advisor to Alpha Lambda Delta.

 

Aschlee works with the following students (by last name):
College of Business: H-O
HCL College of Criminal Justice: G-P

 
Alicia Pellegrino
Alicia Pellegrino

Success Advisor

 

Location: Maxcy Hall 106C

Phone: (203) 479-4245

APellegrino@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Alicia graduated from Central Connecticut State University with her B.A in Sociology and M.S. in Counselor Education. Before joining the University of New Haven, she has worked for a Bridge to College program for Naugatuck Valley Community College and in the mental health counseling field. Alicia now works with the College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Engineering in the Center for Student Success.

 

Alicia works with the following students (by last name):
Arts and Sciences: A-G
Tagliatela College of Engineering: A-D

 
Melinda Hill
Melinda Hill

Success Advisor

 

Location: Maxcy Hall 106F

Phone: (203) 932-7312

MHill@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Mindi graduated with the B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and received her M.S. in Counseling and College Student Personnel from the University of Bridgeport. She began working at the University of New Haven in the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation in 2014 and joined the Center for Student Success as a Student Success Advisor in 2016.

 

Mindi works with the following students (by last name):
College of Business: A-G
HCL College of Criminal Justice: A-F

 
Jim Prosper
Jim Prosper

Success Advisor

 

Location: Maxcy Hall 106E

Phone: (203) 932-7378

JProsper@newhaven.edu

 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30a - 4:30p

 

Jim graduated with a B.A. in History from Central Connecticut State University and received his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Post University in Waterbury, CT. Jim joined University of New Haven’s Center for Student Success as a Success Advisor in 2017.

 

Jim works with the following students (by last name):
Arts and Sciences: H-Q
Tagliatela College of Engineering: F-O