The Center for Student Involvement Staff


Dennis Leszko

Director of

The Center for Student Involvement

Student Center 227

(203) 837-8214

As the Director of The Center for Student Involvement, Dennis Leszko supervises the daily operations of the Student Life/Student Activities Office, clubs and organizations, and is the primary advisor to the Student Government Association and the Program Activities Council.  He also the chair of Western’s Homecoming Committee and the Student Activities Large Events Committee.  He is also a member of the Orientation Committee and the Hancock Student Leadership Program Steering Committee.  He is also a member of the National Association for Campus Activities Regional Conference Committee where he has been the Showcase Production Coordinator and the Campus Activities Marketplace Coordinator.  Dennis earned his bachelor's degree in music from Western Connecticut State University and his Masters Degree at Sacred Heart University.

In his spare time, Dennis enjoys viewing baseball and football contests, running and participating in 5Ks, listening to music and most of all, spending time with family, particularly his two lovely daughters, Mackenzie and Caroline and his wife and WestConn Sweetheart, Kathryn. 




Amy Shanks

Assistant Director of

The Center For Student Involvement

Student Center 227

(203) 837-8609

As the Assistant Director of The Center for Student Involvement, Amy coordinates all of the recreation and intramural programs here on campus, as well as supervising the club sports teams.  She graduated with a BS in Elementary Education/Psychology from WestConn, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Recreation Management at Southern CT State University.  She was also a member of the women�s basketball team while at WestConn.




Bianca Paolello

Graduate Intern for

The Center for Student Involvement

Student Center 227

(203) 837-3950

Bianca is the Graduate Intern for the Center for Student Involvement. She graduated from Western Connecticut with a BS in Secondary Education: History. At Western she was involved in many aspects of student leadership including being a four-year member and senior captain of the WCSU Cheerleading team, as well as a supervisor for the university�s Campus and Student Centers.  She is currently studying Counselor Education with a concentration in School Counseling here at Western.




The Center for Student Involvement at

Western Connecticut State University

Phone: (203) 837-3954

Fax: (203) 837-8213


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