nora sutton, center director

Nora Sutton

Nora joined the Center for Advanced Engineering Education in December of 2022.  Formerly a Development Officer for the College of Engineering with the UConn Foundation, Nora brings to the team her expertise as a proven facilitator with over six years’ experience building successful strategic partnerships. During Nora’s tenure with the UConn Foundation, she worked in lockstep with faculty, industry partners and alumni to conceptualize and bring to fruition multiple programs and scholarship funds that have contributed and continue to contribute to the fundraising success for the University of Connecticut’s College of Engineering.  As Director, Nora is responsible for the oversight of the Center for Advanced Engineering Education, working with her team to support the individual needs of professionals seeking graduate education and industry workforce development needs. Prior to UConn, Nora worked for Bank of America and Trammell Crow Company, with a significant background in project management and corporate real estate. Nora graduated from the University of New Haven and holds a master's degree in management from Albertus Magnus College.   A Connecticut native, Nora raised her family in Glastonbury.  Sharing her passion for UConn, her two sons are undergraduate students at the Storrs campus. 

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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. 

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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. 

Kacey Pilver

Kacey Pilver

Financial & Program Coordinator
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Kacey joined the Center for Advanced Engineering Education in June 2019 and currently handles the Center’s budget and all other financial responsibilities along with providing student support as the Financial & Program Coordinator. Prior to working at UConn, she assisted with payroll and human resources for a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in northeastern Connecticut. She earned a Bachelor of Science in math with a minor in biology from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2017. She will graduate with her MBA from UConn in December 2023.

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!