Tag Archive for new employees

Purdy New Director of WesWell

Tanya Purdy was hired as the director of WesWELL on April 4. Purdy comes to Wesleyan from Montclair State University where she was the Peer Health Education Coordinator since 2004

Chen, Giannella, Chatfield New at Wesleyan

Jie Chen joined the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department as a research technician on Jan. 5.

Nara Giannella joined the Art an Art History Department as an assistant visual resources librarian on Jan. 10.

Andrew Chatfield joined the Center for the Arts as a press and marketing manager on Jan. 11.

Herrick, Quinones New At Wesleyan

Robert Herrick III was hired by the Psychology Department as a web programmer on Feb. 9.

Edgardo Quinones was hired by the Green Street Arts Center as the technical and maintenance coordinator on Feb. 16.

Brogna to Rejoin Wesleyan Coaching Staff

Rico Brogna, who had a nine-year career in Major League Baseball from 1992 through 2001, will rejoin the Wesleyan University football coaching staff as an assistant during the 2009 season. Brogna was an assistant football coach at Wesleyan during the 2004 season, handling receivers. His specific assignment for 2009 has not been determined, however, he will be on the offensive side of the ball, according to 18-year Head Coach Frank Hauser.

Playing with the Tigers, Mets, Phillies, Red Sox and Braves during his nine-year major league career, Brogna moved into high school football coaching for three years before joining the Wesleyan staff in 2004 for his first collegiate coaching experience. He went on to serve as head baseball coach at Post University and most recently as head football coach at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. Over the last five years, Brogna also has been part of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization as a pro scout.

“We are very happy to have Rico back on the football staff,” said Coach Hauser. “He did a fantastic job when he was here in 2004 and I welcome his football knowledge, vitality and love of the game. I look forward to working with him again.”

Wesleyan will begin its 126th season of football Sept. 26 when the Cardinals host Tufts University.

Salas, Marotta, Matthews, Kamm, Pugliese New at Wesleyan

Charles Salas

Charles Salas

Charles Salas was hired by the Office of the President as the director of strategic initiatives on Dec. 1. Salas’s appointment is for five years, overlapping substantially with the rollout of a fundraising campaign. Salas will work closely with President Michael Roth, the faculty and cabinet officers to ensure that plans for new facilities, programs and outreach are implemented in a creative, sustainable and effective way. Salas has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkley; a master’s degree in history from Wesleyan; and a Ph.D in history from the Claremont Graduate University.

Michael Marotta was hired by Physical Plant-Facilities as a boiler tender on Nov. 10.

Dena Matthews was hired by University Communications as a publication production manager on Oct. 22.

James Kamm was hired by Information Technology Services as a desktop support specialist on Oct. 14.

Katie Pugliese was hired by University Relations as a project coordinator of the Wesleyan Fund on Oct. 27.

New Faces at Wesleyan

The following people joined Wesleyan University in September and October 2008.

Rebecca McCallum was hired by Olin Library as a cataloging librarian.

Kathy Tedone was hired by the Center for the Humanities as an administrative assistant.

Lisa LaPlant was hired by the President’s Office as an assistant to the secretary of the university.

Brian Nangle was hired by Residential Life as an area coordinator.

Denise Skura was hired by Human Resources as a payroll and human resources assistant.

Karen Nichols was hired by the Usdan University Center as an administrative assistant.

Lashawn Springer was hired by the Office of Admission as assistant dean of admission.

Michele Cotter was hired by Public Safety as a patrol person.

Erin Carey was hired by Physical Education as an assistant athletics director for operations.

Kiersten Smith was hired by the Office of Admission as a department assistant.

Caitlin Zinser was hired by the Chemistry Department as an administrative assistant.

Nsona Vesprey was hired by Public Safety as a patrol person.

Scott Vanek was hired by Information Technology Services as the academic computing manager for Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Volgenau New at Wesleyan

Tom Volgenau ’08 was hired by the Office of University Relations as an assistant director of alumni relations on Oct. 6. Volgenau worked as a student intern for alumni and parent relations.  He will be working on regional activities and councils.