Connectivity Series is a series of workshops, speakers and panel sessions sponsored by the AdvanceRIT program. The goal of this series is to promote recruitment, retention and advancement of female STEM/SBS faculty by offering resources and strategies for Recruitment and Career Success for RIT faculty.

The objectives of the Connectivity series include developing strategies and competencies related to:

  • Career satisfaction
  • Career navigation
  • Work-life balance
  • Leadership Development
  • Recognition of work
  • Scholarship (research and dissemination efforts)


Visit our Upcoming Events page to browse current offerings, or check out the Past Events page to read about previous workshops.


Margaret Bailey

Jamie Porteus

Center for Women & Gender


Women in Computing

Lana Verschage

Diversity & Inclusion

Taj Smith – Diversity Education


Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer –WE@RIT

Human Resources

Judy Rowling


Anne Marie Canale

Cheryl Herdklotz

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Cooperative Education

*request to Maria Richart

First Year Program

Stacy Nation-Knapper

Disability Services

Shelley Zoeke

Office of Graduate Education

Rauncie Ryan

Ombuds Office

Joe Johnston

Public Safety

*request to Gary Moxley

Academic Advising

Carla DeLucia           

Student Affairs –

Kristina Colleluori – Counseling

Sara Engel – Wellness

Harold Fields – Residence Life

Erin Halligan-Avery – Wellness

David Reetz – Counseling     

Title IX

Stacy Derooy

Women and Gender Studies

Silvia Benso   

Women in Technology

Nykki Matthews


Chris Hinesley

Staff Council

Lindsay Vallone – Advisor (CET)

Susan Lindsay – Univ. Exploration