Staff/Contact Information


Thomas Mitzel
Professor of Chemistry Tom Mitzel was appointed Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2013. Reporting to the President, he is the chief academic officer and the second ranking officer of the College.

The dean shares responsibility for academic administration with two associate deans.  Although each member of the dean's staff operates with considerable autonomy in his or her respective sphere, each is responsible for keeping the dean informed of emerging issues and actions taken, and for working together as a part of a coordinated team.
The associate deans (and general areas of responsibility) are:



Sonia Cardenas
Associate Academic Dean and Professor of Political Science
Faculty Diversity Officer; Curriculum Committee (secretary); First-Year Seminars; Academic Advising; January Term; Assessment Advisory Board; Disability Council; President's Fellows; Trustee Excellence Awards; Brownell and Hughes Teaching Awards; First-Year Papers and The Trinity Papers.                                
(Williams Memorial 226, 860-297-4193)


Richard Prigodich
Dean of Academic Planning and Professor of Chemistry
Academic budget, including travel and research funds, and is first point of contact for department chairs and program directors regarding adjunct staffing needs; liaison for campus construction projects; member of FRC, ITEC, Benefits Committee, Risk Management Committee, Learning Spaces Committee; oversees HMTCA partnership; Advisory Boards; Retention.
(Williams Memorial 232, 860-297-2210)

Four staff members, functioning as a team, provide a range of administrative support services to the Dean's Office, the faculty, various committees, and others engaged in academic administration.



 Sylvia W. DeMore
Special Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, assists the dean with all matters pertaining to the A&P Committee and the Educational Policy Committee, contract renewals, appointment letters, leave requests, faculty profiles, and faculty newsletters.  She also assists the Ann Plato Search Committee.
(Williams Memorial 228, 860-297-2152)


 Nan Horton
Administrative Assistant, Dean of Faculty's Office, manages the Deans' calendars and the daily flow of activity within the Dean of Faculty's Office.
(Williams Memorial 118, 860-297-2144)

Patricia Moody
Academic Budget Manager, manages the various budgets for which the Dean’s Office has responsibility.  She also tracks expenses, performs budget analysis, and processes all faculty reimbursement requests.
(Williams Memorial 231, 860-297-2128)