Caring Staff Member
Student Affairs recognizes a staff member who has exhibited outstanding customer service. For April 2013 the division honors Shawn McQuillan, Assistant Director for Community Development from Residential Life.
Shawn McQuillan began in Residential Life at the University of Hartford in
the summer of 2009 as Assistant Director for Community Development. In that
role Shawn oversees the RA program, RHA, and supervises all Resident
Directors. He spends a considerable amount of time in one-on-one
conversations with students and parents about the total student experience
at the University of Hartford. Under Shawn's guidance the RA program has
improved noticeably, the RA course has been redesigned to better educate and
serve student leaders, RHA has become more active on campus and regionally,
and a peer mediation program is preparing to launch for fall 2013. Shawn is
noted to being a good listener who thinks critically about the problems he
encounters and works collaboratively to find the best solution for students,
families, and the University.
Shawn came to us from Bryant University where he also worked in residential
life. Prior to that he earned his Master of Education degree at the
University of Maine and his Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and English
from Eastern Connecticut State University. We are fortunate that Shawn chose
to bring his knowledge and experience to the University of Hartford and are
grateful for the good work he has done to make this a better institution.