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Amanda Pitts

Academic Engagement Coordinator

Key Areas

  • Faculty development initiatives
  • Academic and curricular processes
  • Academic programming and events
  • Awards administration
  • Life Transformative Education coordination
  • Scheduling, other support for VP for Faculty, Staff and Student Development

Professional Biography

As the Academic Engagement Coordinator, Amanda Pitts designs and executes high-profile, high-impact events that drive a culture of inclusiveness, engagement, and positive faculty and staff experiences. Working closely with University partners, she oversees all aspects of faculty awards, the Life-Transformative Education initiative, the Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series, and orientation programming for new faculty and academic leadership.

Amanda is an established expert in the event planning industry with a unique combination of 10+ years of experience in meeting and conference planning. Prior to coming to UConn, she served as the personal assistant and household manager of an estate where she organized household affairs and coordinated events; and before that, she was the senior admissions consultant at Liberty University, where she promoted the university at conferences and events nationally. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from Liberty University.