Saturday, January 29 Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late Friday evening through Saturday and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes on Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held online or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday, and will now start at 10 a.m. All appointment times have been advanced by one hour (9 a.m. Saturday appointments are now 10 a.m. Sunday, etc.).
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. Schedule modifications can also be found on myCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so, to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. Friday evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
University of New Haven Will Name College of Business for Board of Governors Member Charles E. Pompea, Wife Tamera and Family
Pompea College of Business recognizes largest gift in University of New Haven History from alumnus, successful business executive, and longtime benefactor Charles E. Pompea '71, '90 EMBA, '06 Hon., vice chair of the university’s Board of Governors, his wife Tamera, and their family.
May 21, 2020
University of New Haven alumnus Charles E. Pompea ’71, ’90 EMBA, his wife, Tamera, and the Pompea family have given the largest gift in the history of the university to support student scholarships and the enhancement and development of several groundbreaking programs in the College of Business. Pompea is the retired president and CEO of Primary Steel and the vice chair of the university’s Board of Governors.
"Charlie is, without question, one of the university’s most successful graduates," said university President Steven H. Kaplan. "Throughout his life, he has always exhibited a tireless work ethic and a sense of humility that made him a great leader. His passion for the university knows no bounds. He and Tammy are incredible individuals who have done so much for our students. It is most fitting that the College of Business will bear their name."
"I am pleased to be able to give back to help future generations of students and to support the development of some very innovative and market-driven programs."Charles E. Pompea '71, '90 EMBA, '06 Hon.
In addition to student scholarships, the gift will support the creation and/or continued development of several pioneering interdisciplinary programs, including:
An executive cybersecurity management program, in collaboration with the university’s Tagliatela College of Engineering, for IT professionals looking to move up in management and work toward chief information security officer position. It will be modeled after the university’s Executive MBA program, the second oldest such program in Connecticut. The university is one of only 21 schools in the country to be designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency.
A first-of-its-kind online master’s degree in esports business that builds off the recent launch of the university’s comprehensive academic curriculum in esports that includes a concentration in esport management that is the first to be part of a business curriculum accredited by AACSB International as well as an interdisciplinary program in esports and gaming.
A micro credential/competency-based certification designed specifically for Connecticut trade school students to help them acquire critical business skills.
Earlier this year, the College of Business, which has nearly 900 undergraduate and graduate students, earned renewal of its AACSB accreditation, a distinction that places it among the top five percent of business schools worldwide. The organization lauded the College's new bachelor's degrees in business analytics, international business, and esports and gaming and its standing as one of the first in the country to create STEM-designated MBA concentrations and other STEM-designated graduate business programs.
Pompea, who lived in Waterford and Lyme, Connecticut, is now a resident of Hobe Sound, Florida. He marvels at the development that has taken place at the University since he was a student.
As a senior majoring in business management, he and several classmates applied for jobs at a steel company. One by one, they interviewed for sales representative positions, each wearing the same necktie.
"When I was a student, I didn’t have two nickels to rub together," he said
Throughout his remarkable career, he has maintained a passion for giving back. "When I began to make my way in the world, it became increasingly evident to me that I needed to look beyond myself and start giving back to the community," he said.
A longstanding university benefactor, he has contributed to the restoration of Maxcy Hall, the university's more than 100-year old signature building that is the centerpiece of campus, as well as the construction of the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science. Pompea and his wife joined former classmate Sam Bergami Jr. ’85 EMBA and his wife, Lois, in supporting the University’s purchase of its campus in Orange, Conn., which has been dedicated as the Bergami and Pompea Graduate Center and is home to the College of Business.
Pompea served as vice chair of the university’s Board of Governors from 2000 to 2006. He was again elected vice chair of the Board in 2018.
"I developed a foundation for success as a student at the University of New Haven," said Pompea. "I returned to the university to pursue my Executive MBA at a critical point in my career. I am very grateful for the commitment of my professors and for the real-world knowledge they brought into the classroom.
"I am pleased to be able to give back to help future generations of students and to support the development of some very innovative and market-driven programs that will prepare our students to excel in the careers of the future," he continued. "I greatly believe in the University of New Haven."