Meet the Deans

Joseph DiChristina, Dean of Campus Life and Vice President for Student Affairs

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Joseph DiChristina was appointed as Trinity’s dean of campus life and vice president for student affairs on March 25, 2015, and he joined the College on July 20, 2015. In this senior-level position, DiChristina serves as the College’s chief student affairs officer and is responsible for all areas of student life and involvement. These areas include: Counseling Center; Health Center; Student Involvement and Leadership; Greek Life; Residential Life; Community Service and Civic Engagement; Accommodation resources; International Students and Scholars; Dean of Students office; and the Bantam Network Mentoring Initiative.
DiChristina comes to Trinity from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, where he served as dean of students since 2001. There he managed operations and guided planning for 16 student life departments and was the founding director of that college’s award-winning Center for Experiential Learning. Previously, he served at Oberlin College in Ohio in several areas, including residential life, campus safety and security, and student activities, before being appointed associate dean of students.
DiChristina earned a B.S. in biochemistry from Beloit College and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Akron.

Dr. Ann E. Reuman, Senior Associate Dean of Students 

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Ann Reuman earned her B.A. from Williams College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University, where she specialized in multicultural and gender issues in American literature.  At various points in her life, Dean Reuman has studied and taught in Europe and the U.K.:  two years in Berlin as a child, a winter in Kochel for an intensive language program followed by a semester in Freiburg her junior year in college, and four years in Thorpe, Surrey, England (and one summer in Lugano, Switzerland) while teaching at the TASIS international school, where she additionally served as Assistant Academic Dean and College Counselor.  While teaching at TASIS, Milton Academy (summers), and Tufts (while pursuing her doctorate), she also served as a residence director and educational programmer for residential life. 
Ann Reuman joined the Dean of Students Office at Trinity in 1998.  A member of the Academic Affairs Committee for academic standing at Trinity, Dean Reuman advises students on academic matters and manages the College's disciplinary process for academic integrity.  She also oversees the Advisor for the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Coordinator of Accommodation Resources, and the office assistant for the Deans of Students.

Robert Lukaskiewicz, Associate Dean of Students 

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Associate Dean of Students Robert Lukaskiewicz oversees student judicial affairs relating to social conduct, including supervision and training of Trinity's Honor Council. In addition, he supervises the Office of Residential Life, which includes a Director and four Area Coordinators. Dean Lukaskiewicz also assists students with academic advising matters and makes referrals to various services available to students.
A native of Massachusetts, Dean Lukaskiewicz graduated from Wilbraham and Monson Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts degree from Villanova University. While at Syracuse, he was a NCAA Division I cross country and track and field athlete.
Prior to Trinity, Dean Lukaskiewicz was Dean of Students at College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont. He has also been a Director of Advising and a high school principal.
He and his daughter, Alisa, reside on campus. Alisa attends Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy.    

John Selders, Assistant Dean of Students

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Dean Selders comes to the Dean of Students office in February, 2018 but is not new to Trinity College community. He moved over to the Dean of Students from the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.  Before coming to Trinity College, Selders spent a number of years teaching and working in nonprofit management. He’s a regarded community leader with years of experience in the social service sector.

Dean Selders will assist and support students in a variety of academic and social matters in collaboration with the entire Dean of Students office.

He is the loving spouse of Pamela and father of two and grand parent of one who all reside in Hartford.

Dr. Jody T. Goodman, Assistant Dean of Students

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Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Jody Goodman joined the Dean of Students Office in July 2018. Dean Goodman combines efforts with her colleagues to support students with academic, personal and wellness needs. This support includes providing students with strategies that may help them overcome obstacles, as well as referring and connecting students to appropriate resources and services that may aid their progress both in and out of the classroom.

Dean Goodman comes to Trinity from UMass Amherst where she served as the Director of Student Success in the College of Engineering and the Assistant Director for Leadership and Community Service with the Office of Student Activities and Involvement. Dean Goodman also has experience in New Students Orientation, Academic Advising, Diversity Programs, Parent Programs, First-year Programs and Program Evaluation. 

She earned a B.A. in International Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Human Resources Management at New School University, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from UMass Amherst, an M.S. in Leadership from Northeastern University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Rochester.

She and her family reside on campus. Her daughters 11 and 3 attend HMTCA and TC4.