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New Leadership Taking Charge At UConn-Stamford

Terrence Cheng
Terrence Cheng Photo Credit: Lehman College

STAMFORD, Conn. — The University of Connecticut recently announced the appointment of Terrence Cheng as the new director of the Stamford campus, beginning in January.

At UConn-Stamford, he will replace Sharon White, who is retiring effective Dec. 31. Cheng currently is the associate provost for academic programs at Brooklyn College in New York, where he is also an English professor.

In his new role, Cheng will be responsible for advisement and retention, student support, general education, honors, graduate, pre-professional, opportunity, diversity and international programs.

"He has also worked closely with faculty and administration on governance, budgetary, enrollment and fundraising initiatives," said a statement from UConn officials. "He is deeply committed to supporting students, and creating a safe, diverse and inclusive learning environment that is inviting to students, faculty and the community."

Cheng has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Binghamton University and a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Miami.

In addition to Cheng, Terry Reilly has been appointed associate director of UConn-Stamford, replacing former associate director Jeffrey Dewitt.

Reilly has worked for the university since 1991, most recently serving as director of outreach and enrollment services. She also has served as assistant dean of students, assistant registrar and campus registrar.

Before UConn, Reilly was dean of fraternity/sorority affairs and director of freshmen year programs and special projects at Rutgers University.

She has undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Rhode Island.

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