An aerial view of the University of Bridgeport in the Fall

Leadership Team

The University of Bridgeport is led by its interim president, Stephen Healey, PhD. The University is also governed by a Board of Trustees and the Senior Administrators below.

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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.

Sara Connolly

Sara Connolly, PhD

Assistant Provost, Director of the Bridgeport Plan

Sara is responsible for working with faculty and staff across the university to lead the efforts of the Heckman Center for the Bridgeport Plan. The Bridgeport Plan is designed to bring Education to Career for UB students and Sara 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.

Stephen Healey

Stephen Healey, PhD

Interim President

The Board of Trustees charges the president with “leading the University’s efforts to assert its value in uniquely combining career-oriented education with a strong tradition of local, regional, and international recruiting."

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Manyul Im, PhD

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

He oversees liberal arts programs as well those in the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, the School of Public and International Affairs, and the School of Professional Studies, to provide full and part-time degrees in areas of design, humanities, fine arts, mathematics, natural science, social science, and applied science.

Desi Imetovski, Esq.

Desi Imetovski, Esq.

General Counsel

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.

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Yuet Lee

Vice President for Administration and 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.

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. 

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.

Dr. Carol Papp, DNP, MS, RN-BC

Dr. Carol Papp, DNP, MS, RN-BC

Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Nursing

She 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.

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.

Jason Rivera

Jason Rivera, PhD

Vice President for University Systems, Effectiveness, and Planning

He engages the University of Bridgeport in a strategic, systematic, and evidence-driven process of continuous improvement to fulfill the University's mission. The goal of the area is to increase University capacity for producing and using rigorous and validated evidence for the purpose of transforming the University into a space where students, faculty, and staff thrive.


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.

Tarek Sobh

Prof. Tarek Sobh, PhD, PE

University Executive Vice President & Dean of the College of Engineering, Business, and Education

He is responsible for sponsored research, innovation, scholarship and economic development activities at the University. 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. 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.