UConn Hillel Welcomes New Staff

July 20, 2016



Hello Everyone, 


We hope you are having a great summer. Unfortunately, Daniel Levenson is no longer serving as the Executive Director of UCONN Hillel. However, we are delighted to share the exciting news that Scott Selig has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director and Emily Block (BA '15 MPA '16) as the Assistant Director of the Hillel at the University of Connecticut.  Here are some thoughts from UCONN Hillel President Henry Mondschein:


"Scott and Emily are two of the most dynamic, passionate, and energetic individuals and we are thrilled to welcome them to the UCONN Hillel Professional Team. Scott and Emily's expertise will further accelerate the effort to develop new approaches to engaging Jewish college students and to become a center of innovation, leadership and creativity in the Hillel movement as well as in the larger UCONN community."


Scott has served as the Director of Northeast Sales and Business Development for PayByPhone Technologies, a Mobile Payment App company in the parking environment. Scott's role with PayByPhone included; Strategic Development, including business plan & sales strategy development and generating new development deals in the municipal, University and parking operator universe.  Scott has been a Parking Operations Manager, Healthcare Innovation Consultant, Non-profit executive, College professor, and High School teacher. Scott is a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and has degrees in History and Education from Emory University (Atlanta) and Washington University (St. Louis). He lives in West Hartford, CT with his wife and 4 daughters and has not given up his dream to play Centerfield for the Boston Red Sox.


Emily is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2015 as a double major in political science and human right and graduated with her Master's in Public Administration in May 2016. Emily's involvement at UCONN Hillel began as an undergraduate where she served as the UCONN Hillel Vice President of Social Justice, Student President and most recently as a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining the UCONN Hillel staff, Emily interned as the Academic Advisor for the UCONN Urban and Community Program, and has also worked as a Peer Career Advisor in the UCONN Career Center. In her spare time, Emily loves to read, travel, and is a self-proclaimed sushi connoisseur. 


Scott and Emily will be wonderful additions to our terrific cohort of Hillel leaders in Connecticut.  We invite you to reach out and welcome them at scott@uconhillel.org and emily@uconnhillel.org.

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