Meet The Team

The Student Support Team (SST) includes a wide range of administrators, faculty, and staff members to ensure the widest base of information on individual cases. Team members also provide expertise to help with collaborative decisions.


    Dr. Jules Tetreault
    SST Chair
    Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs 
    Dean of Students

    Christopher Piscitelli 
    SST Vice-Chair
    Assistant Dean of Students 
    Director of Student Conduct

    Dr. Nick Pinkerton
    Director of Counseling Services

    Dr. Diane Morgenthaler
    Director of Student Health Services

    Mandi Kuster
    Associate Director of Residential Education & Community Development

    Denise Bentley-Drobish
    Director of Student Involvement

    Sal Rizza
    Director of New Student & Sophomore Programs
    Student Success Center

    Additional members of the Southern Connecticut State University administration, faculty, and staff may be called to serve on the SST when necessary. Additional members represent:

    • Academic Advising 
    • Academic Success Center 
    • Access Programs 
    • Athletics/Compliance 
    • Disability Resource Center 
    • First Year Experience Program 
    • Multicultural Center 
    • Sexuality & Gender Equality (SAGE) Center 
    • Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy & Support (VPAS)