Bryan Boppert
Member at Large

 

University of Hartford Degree Info:
BA in Communications

 

Other Degree Info:

Master’s in Operational Management from Harvard University

 

Current Career Info:

I am currently the associate director of a one stop student service center at Salem State University. I deal with everything from financial aid, course registration, billing, and meal plans to much more complicated issues like withdrawing from college in my role. I love my job because I get to work with students everyday and help them achieve their dreams of graduating college.

 

Past Career Info:

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions                June 2011 – Jan 2014

Salem State University

Salem, MA

 

Director of Admissions                                                               Nov 2007 – June 2011

Marian Court College

Swampscott, MA

 

Assistant Director of Admissions                                              Feb 2006 - Nov 2007

The New England Institute or Art

Brookline, MA

 

Other University of Hartford activities/volunteer service:

President, Order of Omega, Greek honors society 2001-2002

Member of Order of Omega 2000-2002

Vice President, Theta Chi Fraternity 2000-2002

Member of Theta Chi 1999-2002

Treasurer, Lambda Pi Eta, Communication honor society 2000-2001

Member of Lambda Pi Eta 1999-2002

Vice President of Membership, Inter-fraternal counsel 2000-2002

Founding member, Greek Standards Board 2002

Admissions tour guide 1998-2002

College Theater productions: Cherry Orchard, Death of a Salesman, and Lysistrata 

Big Brother Big Sister 2000-2001

 

Community Service:

 Habitat for Humanity 2008-2009

 NEACRAO Vice President of Enrollment Management and Admissions 2014-2015

 NEACRAO President Elect, President, and Past President 2015-2018

 Bottom Line Go Far Volunteer 2017

 

Why do you volunteer for the University of Hartford and the Alumni Association? Why do you think it is important to give back to your alma mater?

 Being a student at the University of Hartford was truly one of the greatest times of my life. From the minute I stepped foot on campus I knew that it was the place for me. I got involved with almost every aspect of college that one can, from academic honor societies, and theater productions, to joining a fraternity. I loved the school so much I gave admissions tours to perspective students. That simple task of showing a new student around the university that I loved so much actually turned into my career in admissions and higher education.

I always knew that the University of Hartford would be with me wherever I went. It prepared me for a masters and a wonderful career that I would have never had if it wasn't for the university. Every time someone asks me where I went to college I proudly tell them the University of Hartford. 

I have always known the importance of giving back and being involved with my alma mater. For me however there was a period of time after college where that was not possible for a variety of reason. Now that I have become established enough in my career and personal life I can't wait to give my time and energy back to a school that meant so much to me. If I can help advance the mission of the school and help connect alumni from across the country then I will be a very happy person