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Meet the Orientation Staff


Orientation Professional Staff

University of New Haven: Greg Overend

Greg Overend

Greg Overend has been the Director of Student Activities since August of 2003 when he joined the UNH community. He graduated in 1993 from Eastern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics and in 1996 graduated from Rider University with his Masters in Human Services Administration.

During the academic year, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Activities.

Greg is in charge of all aspects of orientation programming.

Ladarius Thompson

 LaDarius Thompson

LaDarius joined the Office of Student Activities in the Spring of 2015.  LaDarius graduated from University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC with a Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Administration in 2010. In 2012, LaDarius received his Masters of Science in Counseling from Pace University. During his time at Pace, LaDarius served as a Residence Director and Orientation Coordinator. After receiving his Masters degree, LaDarius worked professionally in Delaware and South Carolina.

University of New Haven - Shelissa Newball

 Shelissa Newball

Shelissa attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where she received her Bachelor’s in African American Studies. In 2008 she received her Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. 

Colleen Kerrigan

 Colleen Kerrigan

Colleen joined the Office of Student Activities in Spring 2014 as the Coordinator of Student Activities.  Colleen is an alumnae of the University of New Haven where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science and Chemistry in 2011.  She will receive her Master of Science degree in 2014 in Counseling with a specialization in Student Development and Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University.

Melinda Hill

 Melinda Hill

Melinda joined the Office of Student Activities in the Fall of 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2010 and completed her Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Personnel at the University of Bridgeport in 2014.

Check back soon to meet your Orientation Co-Chairs & Orientation Leaders!!