Kevin P. O’Connell
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Kevin O’Connell joined the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) in June 2017 as Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In this role, Kevin assists the Title IX Coordinator in ensuring a University environment free from discrimination based on sex. Kevin collaborates with a diverse range of on and off-campus stakeholders in the University’s ongoing efforts to ensure prompt, equitable and appropriate education, prevention and response to incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
Kevin brings several years of outreach, training and investigative experience with him to the role of Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Immediately prior to joining OIE, from March 2014 through June 2017, Kevin worked as an Assistant Director in UConn’s Office of Community Standards. His primary responsibilities included campus threat assessment, case management, and the facilitation of administrative hearings, including those related to sexual misconduct. While in this role, Kevin also contributed to various division and university initiatives through his involvement on the Student Affairs Internet Technology Oversight Committee and the Student Activities Ad-Hoc Committee for Student Organization Conduct. In 2015, Kevin was awarded the Division of Student Affairs Outstanding New Staff Award.
Prior to his time at UConn, Kevin worked in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI and before that, in the Office of Residence Life at Springfield College. Kevin also worked as an underwriter and account manager at Amica Mutual Insurance Company before beginning his career in higher education. Kevin attended Saint Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, NY before earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History and Theology at Assumption College. Following this, he earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Psychology with a concentration in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education at Springfield College, where he received the Springfield College Outstanding Graduate Student Award.