UConn School of Engineering Professional Education, Rory-McGloin

Rory McGloin, Associate Director, Communication Programming & Development, Associate Professor, Communication Department

Rory McGloin is an award-winning Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. Professor McGloin’s career in higher education spans 15 years, including engagements with over 10,000 learners to date and 30 peer-reviewed journal publications. Rory serves as the Associate Director of Communication Programming and Development for the UConn School of Engineering’s Professional Education Program.

Kacey Pilver, Program Assistant

Kacey Pilver, Program Coordinator

Kacey started with the Professional Education program as a Program Assistant in June 2019. In September 2022, Kacey moved into the role of Program Coordinator. She currently provides support to all Professional Education students while handling the budget and other financial responsibilities. She earned a Bachelor of Science in math with a minor in biology from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2017. She is currently working on her MBA at UConn.


Lisa Reinhardt, Business Development Officer

Lisa has been serving in community organizations throughout her career, and joined Professional Education as the Business Development Officer in May 2022.  Most recently, Lisa served the YMCA of Greater Hartford for 19 years.  In her various role within the Y, she led enrollment and retention efforts, along with building community partnership sand relationships that drive strategy.  Lisa is responsible for business development to help our School (all seven (7) departments, as well as our centers and institutes) grow our enrollment and programs for Professional Education.

Sharleen Eakins, Program Assistant

Sharleen became the Program Assistant for the Professional Education program in the summer of 2022. Sharleen's background includes education, previously teaching middle school language arts as well as high school fine arts. Sharleen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology, and she would like to pursue a Master's degree at UConn. Sharleen provides support to graduate students and staff.

Contact Us

UConn School of Engineering
Professional Education Program
362 Fairfield Way, Unit 4164
Storrs, CT 06269-4031
Toll Free Phone: 855-740-4044