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Scott Selig named interim head of UConn Hillel

STORRS — Scott Selig has been appointed interim executive director of the University of Connecticut Hillel and Emily Block (BA ’15 MPA ’16) has been appointed the organization’s assistant director, it was announced recently by UConn Hillel Board President Henry Mondschein.

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Emily Block

“Scott and Emily are two of the most dynamic, passionate, and energetic individuals and we are thrilled to welcome them to the UConn Hillel Professional Team, “Mondschein said in announcing the appointment. “Scott’s and Emily’s expertise will further accelerate the effort to develop new approaches to engaging Jewish college students and to become a center of innovation, leadership and creativity in the Hillel movement as well as in the larger UConn community.”

Previously, Selig, who replaces Daniel Levenson as Hillel director, served as director of northeast sales and business development for PayByPhone Technologies, a Mobile payment app company in the parking environment. Prior to that he held positions as healthcare innovation Consultant, non-profit executive, college professor, and high school teacher. A member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, he holds degrees in history and education from Emory University and Washington University. He lives in West Hartford with his wife and four daughters — and has not given up his dream to play centerfield for the Boston Red Sox.

A graduate of UConn, where she earned a BA in political science and human rights in 2015, and a masters degree in public administration in 2016, Block’s involvement in Hillel began as an undergraduate where she served as vice president of social justice, student president and, most recently, as a member of the Hillel Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Hillel staff, she interned as the academic advisor for the UConn Urban and Community Program, and served as a peer career advisor in the UConn Career Center.

CAP: Scott Selig and his family

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