Brian A. Boecherer
Executive Director - Office of Early College Programs
Director of Research and Development
Brian Boecherer is the Executive Director of the Office of Early College Programs and Director of Research and Development for UConn Early College Experience. Brian is responsible for program expansion and improvement, technology advancement, and providing on-site outreach to high schools. Brian received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut and his Master's Degree from the University of Toronto where he specialized in policy analysis and nationalism from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies. In 2017, Brian received his doctoral degree from UConn in the Department of Political Science.
Director of Enrollment Operations
Wendi Richardson is the Assistant Director for the Office of Early College Programs and the Director of Enrollment Operations. Wendi is responsible for managing student registration and other administrative activities such as fund raising and event coordination. Wendi has many years business management experience and has earned her Bachelor’s degree as a returning adult through UConn’s Bachelor of General Studies program.
Associate Director - Academic Outreach
Director of Pre-College Summer
Nella Quasnitschka is the Assistant Director of Academic Outreach for Early College Experience in the Office of Early College Program. Nella is responsible for developing and strengthening academic relationships with partner high schools and managing UConn's Pre-College Summer Program. Nella received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s in Education Administration from Illinois State University.
Administrative Coordinator - Billing & Financials
Erin Blanchette is the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Early College Programs and is responsible for the administrative and fiscal management of the program as well as the student billing process. Erin also provides administrative support to the UConn ECE Director. Erin brings valuable administrative experience and has an Accounting degree from Three Rivers Community College. Erin is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Organizational & Management Studies at the University of Connecticut.
Program Specialist - Certification & Workshops
Stefanie Malinoski is the Program Specialist for the Office of Early College Programs where she is responsible for maintaining program records and ECE professional development workshops. Stefanie also manages the instructor certification process. Stefanie attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master's degree from the University's Neag School of Education specializing in Higher Education and Student Affairs.
Program Coordinator - Research & Development
Magdalena Narozniak is the Program Coordinator for Research & Development and assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of program objectives and activities. Magda serves as a resource for staff and others regarding program information and research on concurrent enrollment partnerships. She is the primary contact person for developing programs at the high school level. Magda earned her Bachelor's Degree from Fordham University in Political Science and International/Intercultural Studies and her Master's Degree from Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany) in International Relations. She is currently pursuing a JD at the UConn School of Law.
Program Assistant - Registration Specialist
Jessica Dunn is the Program Assistant in the Office of Early College Programs (OECP) and the Registration Coordinator of UConn Early College Experience (ECE). Jessica is responsible for managing the student registration process, and providing program and administrative support to ECE students and faculty. Jessica attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor¹s degree in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies.
Program Assistant - Academic Standards
Associate Director, Pre-College Summer
Melanie Ochoa is the Program Assistant for Academic Standards at the Office of Early College Programs. Melanie is responsible for supporting accreditation standards by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships to improve course comparability of the UConn courses offered at the high schools. In addition, Melanie oversees the collection and maintenance of syllabi records while fostering and helping develop the collegial relationship between secondary and postsecondary faculty that is key to successful concurrent enrollment. Melanie attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.