An aerial view of the University of Bridgeport in the Fall

Leadership Team

Stephen Healey

Stephen Healey, PhD

Interim President

Manyul im

Manyul Im, PhD

Interim Provost;
Vice President of Academic Affairs

He manages institutional, professional, and specialized accreditation preparation and reports, supervises institutional academic assessments, oversees faculty handbook articulation, revision, and development, and presides over the curriculum approval process.

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Yuet Lee

Chief Operating Officer;
Vice President for Finance

He is responsible for the University’s business, financial, and administrative services. Major responsibilities include administrative services, budgeting and planning, financial accounting, endowment, and investment management. The Office is composed of Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Print and Mail Center, and Student Administrative Services.

Susan andrews

Susan Andrews

Vice President for Marketing & Communications

She oversees all marketing and branding initiatives for the University with oversight of the top levels of the website, publications, social media, video, photography, and special projects. As the chief storyteller, she works with departments and units across campus to spread the word about the amazing and innovative work of the University of Bridgeport faculty, students, and alumni.

Louis R. Izzi, Jr.

Louis R. Izzi, Jr.

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics

Lou oversees all functions related to recruitment, admissions, financial aid and athletics. His work includes directing and supporting efforts for undergraduate, graduate, international and online student enrollment, working with the entire campus community to achieve shared goals. He also oversees the daily operation of UB's Department of Athletics' 13 NCAA Division II varsity sports.

Marie Muhvic

Marie Muhvic

Vice President for Advancement

As Vice President of Advancement, Marie is charged with garnering support to the University for operational priorities, endowment, scholarship, and capital projects. She oversees the work of Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Advancement Services, and Alumni Relations. The Advancement Office strives to build lifelong relationships that engage the time, loyalty, intellectual, and financial resources of individuals in support of the University of Bridgeport’s mission.

Tarek Sobh

Prof. Tarek Sobh, PhD, PE

Executive Vice President for Research & Economic Development;
Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science

He is responsible for sponsored research, innovation, scholarship and economic development activities at the University. He is also the founding director of the renowned Interdisciplinary Robotics, Intelligent Sensing, and Control (RISC) Research Laboratory and a Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science.

Michael Ciolfi

Michael Ciolfi

Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences;
Director of the School of Chiropractic

He is responsible for the strategic plan and vision for the College. The Dean ensures the effective delivery of its educational programs and fosters integrative programs among disciplines within the College and inter-professional practice among its faculty and students.

Khaled Elleithy, PhD

Khaled Elleithy, PhD

Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Business and Education

As Dean of the College of Engineering, Business and Education, he is responsible for the supervision of faculty, staff and student affairs, development and delivery of curricula and management of accreditation processes.

Christopher Cassirer

Christopher Cassirer

Vice Provost for Online Learning, Digital Services & Strategic Initiatives

He is responsible for online program development, new digital initiatives, and furthering the University’s mission concerning technology-enabled teaching and learning. Also serving as the University’s chief technology officer, he supervises Information Technology and its related service units.

Sara Connolly

Sara Connolly, PhD

Assistant Provost;
Director of the Bridgeport Plan

The assistant provost focuses primarily on student success and achievement. She directs a talented team to support students through the Heckman Center for The Bridgeport Plan. She ensures that UB students are afforded the opportunities needed to reach the career they desire as well as the support they need to succeed in college. She takes the lead handling student appeals, and collaborates with the Registrar, faculty, and provost to review policies affecting first-year students.

Desi Imetovski, Esq.

Desi Imetovski, Esq.

General Counsel

Craig Lennon

Craig Lennon

Dean of Students

He leads the University’s retention efforts, supports its commitment to diversity and service, and serves as the chief advocate for student concerns. Highly visible and approachable, he oversees the leadership, management, development, and coordination of student affairs programs and activities throughout the division. 

Ashley Perzyna

Ashley Perzyna

Chief of Staff;
Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees

She serves as a senior advisor to the President and coordinates the execution of University-wide initiatives and governance, as well as special projects involving senior staff and its priorities. In addition to directing the daily operations of the President’s office and resolving complex issues, the Chief of Staff also provides thought leadership to the president’s strategic messaging to university stakeholders, and oversees the work of the Board of Trustees.

Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt

Chief Operating Officer for Administration & Facilities

Responsible for Facilities Planning and Construction, Campus Safety and Security, Dining Services, Facilities Maintenance, and Campus Management and Conferencing Services.