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Greg Overend
Director for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation

The Director for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation is responsible for the oversight of the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation.  The Director is responsible for the strategic direction of the department, budget management, staff supervision and signing contracts.  In addition, the Director  advises the Undergraduate Student Government Association, Evening Student Council, Charger Bulletin (student newspaper) and Senior Class. The Director also provides oversight for the University orientation programs both in facilitating the program and with hiring and supervising the Orientation Leaders.

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 Master's degree in Human Services Administration.


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Andrew Mayer
Assistant Director for Student Events and Development


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Shelissa Newball
Assistant Director for Greek Life and Leadership

The Assistant Director of Student Activities is responsible for overseeing UNH's Greek Life community and coordinating the FLEx, LEAD and LEGOs leadership programs. In addition, the Assistant Director assists in the implementation of the SOAR program.

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
Assistant Director for Campus Programs

The Coordinator for Campus Programs is responsible for all major programming for the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation.  The Coordinator advises the Student Committee for Programming Events (SCOPE), which is a group responsible for programming a variety of events to meet the needs of our diverse student population.  The Coordinator also partners with Recognized Student Organizations to host weekly Twisted Thursday events.

Colleen joined the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation in the Spring of 2014 as the Coordinator of Campus Programs.  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 completed her Master of Science degree in 2014 in Counseling with a specialization in Student Development and Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University.

Brendan Ciccone


Akeem Popley-Bailey
Office Coordinator

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