nora sutton, center director

Nora Sutton

In late 2022, Nora Sutton assumed the role of Director for the Center for Advanced Engineering Education at the College of Engineering, where she leads all aspects of programming aimed at providing industry and working professionals with relevant, innovative, and cutting-edge educational opportunities to adapt to emerging technologies. Under Nora’s leadership, industry partnerships, program offerings, and enrollment have reached unprecedented levels of success. Nora’s journey with the University of Connecticut began in 2014 as a Development Officer for the College of Engineering, where she cultivated her expertise in building strategic partnerships that significantly contributed to fundraising achievements. Before dedicating her time to raising her sons, who share her passion for UConn as recent alumni and a current student, Nora gained valuable experience in project management and corporate real estate. She takes immense pride in showcasing the College of Engineering’s achievements and is always enthusiastic about collaborating and forging new partnerships, particularly in the realm of workforce development practices.

lisa reinhardt

Lisa Reinhardt

Business Development Officer

Lisa has been serving in community organizations throughout her career and joined the Center for Advanced Engineering Education as the Business Development Officer in May 2022.  Most recently, Lisa served the YMCA of Greater Hartford for 19 years.  In her various roles within the Y, she led enrollment and retention efforts, along with building community partnerships and relationships that drive strategy.  Lisa is responsible for business development to help our School (all seven (7) departments, as well as our centers and institutes) grow our enrollment and programs for the Center for Advanced Engineering Education. 

rory mcgloin, phd

Rory McGloin

Director, Excellence in Engineering Communication

Rory McGloin is an award-winning Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. Professor McGloin’s career in higher education spans 15 years, including engagements with over 10,000 learners to date and 30 peer-reviewed journal publications. Rory serves as the Associate Director of Communication Programming and Development for the UConn College of Engineering’s Center for Advanced Engineering Education. 

Position Open

Financial & Program Coordinator

The Financial & Program Coordinator position is currently an open position within the Center for Advanced Engineering Education.

Shaina Belanger

Shaina Martin

Educational Program Assistant
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Shaina joined the Center for Advanced Engineering Education in July 2023 and provides administrative support to the team and assists with student support. Shaina graduated from UConn in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and recently served in an administrative role with a local manufacturing company.  As a UConn alumni and local resident, she feels at home on the Storrs campus and enjoys following our sports teams. Go Huskies!