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About Us


Gerri KennedyInterim Director of Non-Credit Programs

Email 203.251.9551

As the Interim Director for UConn CITI's Non-Credit Programs, Gerri's responsibilities include oversight of the program which encompasses a catalog of 300+ IT, Office and Adobe courses. CITI's Project Management courses, including Agile and PMP-PMI, are a hallmark of CITI's programs. These face to face classroom training sessions are taught by instructors with more than 20 years' experience in Project Management, and are certified in PMP and Agile.

Gerri's other responsibilities includes management of all day-to-day operations of the Institute including working with clients at all stages of training, along with budgeting and processing of all CITI's revenue stream. She handles, with assistance from CITI's student admin specialists, all administrative processes of enrollment, tracking and final certification.

Gerri 's expertise includes developing and maintaining training programs and systems, working both as a training coordinator for a fast-paced biopharma and instructor of staff and students of all ages in technology (software), math and science.

Originally from Big Pharma, Gerri has extensive experience in pharmaceutical R&D quality assurance (GMP/GLP/GCP/ICH). Gerri developed the first GLP-QA training program for an R&D Toxicology program at a major pharma company, based on skills gained while auditing drug product development, and inspecting facilities and reports for compliance to FDA/GLP/GCP for Phase I-IV clinical trials.

Student Administrative Specialists

Shruti Ambulkar, Jake Carrera, Anneliese Keeton, Jerlany Ruiz, Vedant Dadhich Email 203.251.9516

Our student administrative specialists handle all day-to-day operations of UConn CITI. These responsibilities include processing all new clients from their first contact with CITI, through the entire training process and to the disposition of certifications. 

Intakes, scheduling, website course management, on-site client customer service, documentation of all clients' steps through the training process, invoicing, and file close-out are just a few of our students' daily responsibilties.

Technical Support

Gerald Velasco
Jake Artzt
Email 203.253.1485

The Technical Support staff consists of current students assisting the academic and professional development missions of the School of Business.