Orientation Staff

Greg Overend

Greg Overend

Executive Director for Student Engagement, Leadership, and Orientation

Bartels Hall
(203) 932-7430
GOverend@newhaven.edu

Andrew Mayer

Andrew Mayer

Associate Director for Leadership Development

Bartels Hall
(203) 931-2910
AMayer@newhaven.edu

Erica Gardner

Erica Gardner

Associate Director for Student Engagement, Leadership, and Orientation

Bartels Hall
(203) 479-4159
egardner@newhaven.edu

Allyson Kocivar

Allyson Kocivar

Assistant Director for Student Events

Bartels Campus Center Office 223
(203) 479-4576
AKocivar@newhaven.edu

Zanaiya Léon

Zanaiya Léon

Coordinator for Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion

Gerber Hall - Myatt Center for Diversity & Inclusion
(203) 932-7426
ZLeon@newhaven.edu

Erin Murray

Erin Murray

Coordinator for Student Organizations

Bartels Hall
(203) 479-4231
emurray@newhaven.edu

Orientation Coordinators

Jordan Bernard

Jordan Bernard '21

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. Minor: English
Hometown: Manahawkin, New Jersey

It's okay to wait to get involved; it's important to give yourself time to adjust to college.

Miriam Cohen

Miriam Cohen '21

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Community/Clinical Psychology, English Minor and Business Management Minor
Hometown: Ellington, CT

The friends you have freshmen year may not be the same friends you have when you graduate, or even when you become a sophomore, and that's totally okay!

Angelo Prevosto

Angelo Prevosto '21

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Communications - Public Relations and Journalism
Hometown: Selden, NY

Coming into college can be extremely intimidating, but just know everyone is in the same situation as you. Recognize that you are not alone and make the most out of your college experience, take every opportunity.

Daniel Stott

Daniel Stott '21

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Criminal Justice - Investigative Services, National Security - Intelligence Analysis
Hometown: Shelton, CT

I would advise first-year students to step out of their comfort zone. That is one of the best ways to get involved on campus and to find their group(s) of friends. It also allows them to network with employers, faculty, and other students that could benefit them in their search for internships/jobs and their future careers. It can be very uncomfortable and stressful at first, especially with our diverse University community, but they can learn a lot from people who are from different backgrounds, have different experiences, and identify differently than themselves and the people they have been surrounded by for the first 17/18/19 years of their life.

Orientation Leaders

The department is currently hiring new Orientation Leaders; check back for updates.