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The Students First Planning Teams drafted reports in their respective areas of focus outlining in detail many strategies, reporting structures, and best practices that promote shared services and collaboration among all of our institutions.

Planning Teams

Facilities Management

Draft Final Report (pdf)

Members

  • TJ Barber, MCC
  • Tom Burkholder, CCSU
  • Martin Charette, QVCC
  • Sharon Pronovost, NWCC
  • Jeff Schlicht, WCSU
  • Tom Struble, SCSU
  • Jim Troup, NVCC
  • Keith Epstein, System Office Team Lead; KEpstein@commnet.edu 860-723-0061

Meeting Notes

Financial Aid Processing

Draft Final Report (pdf)

Members

  • Sandra Barnes, HCC
  • Rich Bishop, CCSU
  • Ralph Brasure, COSC
  • Greg DeSantis, HCC
  • Luis Guaman, NCC
  • Peter Harris, MCC
  • Jennifer Horner, ECSU
  • Margaret Malaspina, CCC
  • Noel Rosamilio, NVCC
  • Elena G. Schmitt, SCSU
  • John Shafer, MXCC
  • Melissa Stephens, WCSU
  • Sandra Vitale, TXCC
  • Steve McDowell, System Office Team Lead; SMcDowell@commnet.edu 860-723-0622

Meeting Notes

Fiscal Affairs

Draft Final Report (pdf)

Members

  • Erika Steiner, System Office Team Lead; steinere@ct.edu 860-723-0251
  • Brenda Whalen, CSCU
  • Mike Rooke, NWCC
  • Terry O'Brien, ECSU
  • Mark Rozewski, SCSU

Meeting Notes

May 24, 2017 (pdf)
June 29, 2017 (pdf)

Fiscal Affairs Sub Teams

Budget and Planning Group

  • Lisa Bigelow, President SUOAF Chapter CCSU
  • Regina Ferrante, Director of Finance Manchester CC
  • Jill McDowell, Director of Finance Gateway CC
  • Pam Mikaelian, Associate Director of Budget & Planning SO
  • Carrie McGee-Yurof, Director of Finance Norwalk CC
  • Melentina Pusztay, Director of Budget & Planning SO
  • Jared Ragusett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics CCSU

Purchasing

  • Brodeur, Tom - CCSU Purchasing Manager
  • Casamento, Charlene - CCSU Chief Financial Officer
  • Claffey, George - COSC Chief Information Officer
  • Forster, Chris - System Office Controller
  • Kelly, Jim - TRCC Fiscal Administrative Officer
  • Lundberg, Alessandra - QVCC Director of Finance & Administrative Svc.
  • Orlomoski, Robin - NWCC Fiscal Administrative Officer
  • Shea-Luzik, Cynthia - SCSU Manager - Procurement Services
  • Steiner, Erika - CSCU Chief Financial Officer

General Accounting

  • Michael Moriarty - Chief Financial Officer, Charter Oak State College
  • Gayle O'Neil - Director of Finance, Three Rivers Community College
  • Lisa Palen - Director of Finance, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Brian Wood - Director of Accounting, Central Connecticut State University

AP/AR/Banner Support/Expense Management

  • Chris Forster - Sub Team Lead - CSCU- Controller
  • Paul Creech - CCC - Department Chair Health Careers & Public Safety
  • Jody Dear - CSCU - Associate Director for Business Services
  • Kim Dragan - NWCC - Director of Financial & Administrative Services
  • Kyle Frant - CSCU - Financial Services
  • Jennifer Gray - ASCC - Director of Financial & Administrative Services
  • Madeline Santiago - CCC - Bursar

Payroll

  • Jim Howarth - Sub Team Lead - ECSU - VP for Finance and Administration
  • Beata Winiarski - CCC Assistant Director of HR/Payroll
  • Carmen Yiamouyiannis - CCC Professor - Science
  • D'Lon Wilcox - CCSU Fiscal Administrative Assistant
  • Joanne Callahan - CCSU Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • George Whiting - ECSU Payroll Coordinator
  • Donna Gibson - MCC Operations Coordinator
  • Peggy Hayes - NWCC Payroll Officer
  • Yolanda Crowder - NVCC Payroll Clerk
  • Anthony Mitta - TRCC Assistant Director of Human Resources for Payroll and Contract Administration

Contracts & Sourcing

  • Sandra Bispham-Haywood, Director of Contracts, Procurement and Purchasing
  • Carrie Benyei, CCC Associate Fiscal Administrative Officer
  • Mark Case, WCSU Director of Administrative Services
  • Doug Ginsberg, CSCU Associate for Contract Compliance and Procurement
  • Steve Gorman, CSCU IT Contracts & Compliance Officer
  • Sharon Kromas, CSCU Associate for Contract Compliance and Procurement
  • Rick Piotrowski, CSCU Manager of Contract Compliance and Procurement Services
  • Mark Case, WCCU, Contracts
  • Carrie Benyei, CCC, Contract
Human Resources

Draft Final Report (pdf)

Members

  • Jay Brower, WCSU
  • Kim Carolina, NVCC
  • Fred Cratty, WCSU
  • Gregg Crerar, SCSU
  • Angelo Glaviano, MxCC
  • Brian Kauffman, QVCC
  • Diane Mazza, SCSU
  • Eddie Miranda, MCC
  • Anastasia Pych, MxCC
  • Steve Weinberger, System Office Team Lead; weinbergers@ct.edu 860-723-0252

Meeting Notes

Information Technology

Draft Final Report (pdf)

Members

  • Lois Aime, NCC
  • Lynn Bonesio-Peterson, CCSU
  • Jarrod Borek, QVCC
  • Garry Bozylinski, ECSU
  • George Claffey, COSC
  • Diane Clokey, ACC
  • Larry Davenport, TRCC
  • Jon Derman, CSCU System Office
  • Jeremy Espeseth, QVCC
  • Roger Ferraro, CCC
  • Barry Grant, MCC
  • William Lugo, ECSU
  • Larry Salay, GCC
  • Annie Scott, MxCC
  • Joe Tolisano, System Office Team Lead; tolisanoj@ct.edu 860-723-0125

Meeting Notes

Institutional Research

Draft Final Report (pdf)

Members

  • Sue Anderson, NVCC
  • Michael Ben-Avie, SCSU
  • Caitlin Boger-Hawkins, NWCC
  • Mike Broderick, COSC
  • Paula Bunce, CCSU
  • Yvonne Kochera-Kirby, CCSU
  • Mark Lynch, GCC
  • Qing Mack, ACC
  • David Nielsen, MCC
  • Laura Qin, TRCC
  • David Pettigrew, SCSU
  • Jenny Wang, CCC
  • William Gammell, System Office Team Lead; gammellw@ct.edu 860-723-0054

Meeting Notes

Students First Steering Committee

Members

Community College Consolidation Committee

Members

Community College Consolidation Subcommittee

Members