Student Center Staff

Robert DeMezzo
(203) 392-5886

Robert DeMezzo has served worked in student affairs at Southern since 1999 and also holds a position as an Adjunct Faculty Member. He has served in multiple positions with the Office of Residence Life and in 2022 Rob started in the position of Senior Director for Conferences, Events, and Student Affairs Auxiliaries. 

Rob participates in numerous committees related to advisory work for students, enrollment management, food service, budget and planning, and student support teams.  Rob is also the Chapter President for the SUOAF-AFSCME Administrative Union. In his community, Rob is a volunteer for Connecticut Special Olympics Summer Games.  

Eric Simms
Associate Director

(203) 392-5503

Mr. Simms has been employed at the university since 1995. He has been one of the assistant directors for the student center since 1998. He worked for the Department of Residence Life in which he was a hall director for several different residence halls. He completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Connecticut State University in 1994, with a major in business administration.

His responsibilities at the center include the overall supervision of the building, student conferences such as National Association for Campus Activities, reservation bookings, and all employees of student workers. He has been a faculty advisor for the Black Student Union since 1997 and Programs Council since 1999. He currently serves on a number of university committees.

Janet Klicsu
Assistant Director

(203) 392-5513

Mrs. Klicsu joined the Student Center staff in 2003.  Janet is an alumni of Southern Connecticut State University and holds a B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation and an M.S. in Recreation Administration. Her background in student services comes from 4 years of experience as a University Assistant for the Student Center and 2 years of experience as a Graduate Intern for Residence Life. Janet's education in recreation is the perfect fit for her role in student activities, event planning and facility management and supervision. Janet supports many areas of the Student Center including Conference Services, marketing and publicity of student center materials and assists in the advisement of Programs Council and serves on several university committees. She is also a member of NACA, APCA, ACUI, and the ACE Network (America Council on Education's National Network for Women Leaders).

Angel Abuin
Manager of Technology for Student Center

(203) 392-5502

Mr. Abuin joined Southern Connecticut State University and the Adanti Student Center staff in 2018. He came from New York University where he spent 10 years working on Academic Enterprise systems. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems and a M.A. in Teaching with Technology from Marlboro College. His responsibilities are the implementation and management of the collaborative technology used by students, faculty and staff at the Student Center. In addition he oversees the Event Management System used by the university for room reservations. He is a certified Scrum Master as well as certified in ITIL practices.

Lisa Horelick
Administrative Assistant to the Director

(203) 392-5044

Lisa Horelick came to Southern with over seven years' experience in the corporate world. She joined Facilities Operations and Planning in 2000 and became a crucial part of their operations for over six years. Lisa joined the Student Center staff in 2006 as an administrative assistant to the director of the Michael J. Adanti Student Center. Her diverse background gives her the ability to multitask with students, faculty, and staff. Her administrative and interpersonal skills help her manage a variety of situations that arise in the office. She is able to communicate effectively with our clients and quickly facilitate a positive outcome.

Ms. Horelick manages the daily flow of tasks, making sure students' needs are met concerning services in the Adanti Center Student. She is well versed in the entire operation of the Michael J. Adanti Student Center and is an integral part of the Student Center team.

Judith Behler
Telephone Operator

(203) 392-8976

Judy has worked with SCSU since 1999 and joined the Student Center team in 2011.  She is an integral part of the team serving as a first point of contact for visitors in the Student Center.  She also serves as the entire University's point of contact through the telephone switchboard operations that are run from the Information Desk of the Student Center.