Quinnipiac University Community Relations
Three students talk with a family in a Hamden park during a breast cancer awareness event

Quinnipiac Students as Local Neighbors

Quinnipiac strives to develop students to become enlightened citizens who lift communities and embrace inclusive excellence. We invite students to use their unique talents and skills to support the needs of local and global communities. As residents of the Greater Hamden area, our students have a unique opportunity to form bonds and positively impact our neighbors.

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Being a good neighbor

Hundreds of our students live in houses and apartments — both Quinnipiac-owned and independent — throughout the Greater Hamden area. As residents of the area, we are all responsible for being good neighbors.

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Off-Campus Housing Task Force

Our Off-Campus Housing Task Force is the main contact for area residents and elected leaders, partnering to enhance the well-being of our shared community, informing the public of community interest projects and events, and sharing other efforts and opportunities that will bring our community together.

Quinnipiac Members

  • Bethany Zemba, Vice President of Strategy and Community Relations and Chief of Staff

  • Elizabeth Cook, Executive Assistant to the Chief Experience Office

  • Don DiStefano, Administrative Captain of Public Safety

  • Monique Drucker, Vice President and Dean of Students

  • Thomas Ellett, Chief Experience Officer

  • Karla Natale, Associate VP Community Partnerships

  • Herbert Sharp, Part-Time Faculty

  • Steve Sweet, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

  • Tony Reyes, Chief of Public Safety

Hamden Members

  • Dominique Baez, Representative at Large

  • Ralph DiFonzo, Fire Marshall

  • Lynn Fox, Chief of Environmental Services, Quinnipiack Valley Health District

  • Sean Grace, Chief of Staff

  • Eugene Livshits, Town Planner

  • Holly Masi, Planner 1

  • Jeffrey Naples, Hamden Fire Chief

  • William Onofrio, Hamden Police Deputy Chief

  • Luis Pantoja, Director of Health

  • Edward Page Reynolds, Chief of Police

  • Kevin Samperi, Deputy Chief of Police

  • Kristen Zaehringer, Legislative Council