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Meet the Family Orientation Staff

Family Orientation

Family Orientation Professional Staff

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Colleen Kazar

Colleen joined the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation in Spring 2014 and serves as the Assistant Director for Greek Life and Programming. 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 received her Master of Science degree in 2014 in Counseling with a specialization in Student Development and Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University.

Family Orientation Leaders

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Gio Roper


Family Orientation Coordinator
Class Year: 2019
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Stratford, CT

As a New Student I wish I knew: I wish I knew what a strong community the University of New Haven was.

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Mary Kate Kelly


Family Orientation Coordinator
Class Year: 2018
Major: Forensic Science
Hometown: Rochester, NY

As a New Student I wish I knew: I wish I knew how to print at the library!

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Ian Maloney

Family Orientation Leader
Class Year: 2020
Major: Criminal Justice - Investigative Service & Legal Studies - Public Affairs
Hometown: Trumbull, CT

As A New Student I Wish I Knew: I wish I knew that everyone around you is trying to make friends just like you are!

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Ricardo Gomez

Family Orientation Leader
Class Year: 2020
Major: Criminal Justice – Investigative Service
Hometown: West Haven, CT

As A New Student I Wish I Knew: I wish I knew that as a commuter I should give myself extra time for parking.