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Dean of Students Appointment

Dear UConn Faculty, Staff, and Undergraduate Students,

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that I announce the appointment of Fany DeJesús Hannon as the Dean of Students. Fany, who has served with distinction in this role on an interim basis since November 2022, brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to our university community.

Fany’s journey with us at UConn has been nothing short of remarkable. A graduate of our Neag School of Education’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program, Fany has dedicated over a decade to enhancing the lives of our students, particularly through her leadership at the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC). Her work there has not only supported but also enriched the academic and social lives of our students, helping them to succeed and thrive in diverse environments.

Her path to this pivotal role began long before she joined us, stretching back to her formative years in Honduras, her academic pursuits at Smith College, and her invaluable experiences at Miami Dade College. Fany’s story is one of perseverance and resilience, qualities that she brings to her office every day, benefiting our entire community​​.

The role of Dean of Students is critical in shaping a supportive, inclusive, and dynamic university environment. Fany’s leadership is characterized by her ability to connect authentically with students, her innovative approaches to student engagement, and her relentless advocacy for programs that enhance student life. Her contributions have been instrumental in creating a sense of belonging among our students, fostering an environment where they can feel safe, loved, and challenged.

Throughout Fany’s time as interim Dean of Students, she has developed impactful programs aimed at bringing together students to foster dialogue and thoughtful discussions about issues they face at the University, in their personal lives, and global events, including through the newly established Dinner with the Dean series.

As we look forward to Fany’s continued leadership, we are confident in her vision for the Dean of Students office to be a central resource for student success at UConn. Her extensive experience and proactive approach will be vital as we strive to enhance our student services and support mechanisms further.

Please join me in congratulating Fany on her well-deserved appointment. We are excited to support her as she leads the Dean of Students office to new heights, contributing significantly to our mission of fostering outstanding academic, personal achievements, a sense of belonging, and student success.



Anne D’Alleva, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President
University of Connecticut
Office of the Provost
352 Mansfield Road, U-1086
Storrs CT 06269-1086
Tel. 860-486-4037

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