Cara Connor

Cara Connor.

Undergrad: Missouri State University
Major: Communication
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
Assistantship: Office of Fraternity & Sorority Development
Bio:Hello! My name is Cara Connor (she/her/hers). I am from Lee's Summit, MO, right outside of Kansas City. I recently graduated from Missouri State University, where I majored in Communication with minors in Ethical Leadership and Advertising & Promotions. As a bright-eyed college freshman, I dove straight into all the leadership opportunities available at my university. I was fortunate enough to be involved in various student leadership positions in Orientation, Admissions, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Student Government. Through these positions, I had so many impactful experiences that led me to find my passion in working with college students.

I want to work to provide an environment in which all students feel supported and appreciated. I am fueled by seeing all the inequities and injustices we still currently have in higher education. I believe that college should be a right, not a privilege, and I want to advocate for this throughout my work as a HESA professional. I have loved all the experiences I have had working in student affairs as an undergraduate, and I am looking forward to having many more at UConn.

Outside of work and academics, I enjoy hiking, trying new foods, hanging with my dog, and taking care of my vast collection of house plants. I'm excited for the opportunity to be a part of UConn's HESA program and further develop as a higher education professional. I can't wait to embark on this journey for the next two years at UConn! Go Huskies!