The Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches recently named six individuals at UConn as being among the “100 Most Influential Blacks” in the state: Sanford Cloud Jr., chair of the UConn Health Center Board of Directors; Carolle Andrews, chief administrative officer of the Health Center; Warde Manuel, director of athletics; Kevin Ollie, men’s basketball head coach; Salome Raheim, dean of the School of Social Work; and Sharon White, director of the University’s Stamford campus.
Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW
Dean and Professor
“UConn is immensely proud to have such talented professionals in our midst, and I’m thrilled they are being recognized for their remarkable accomplishments,” said University President Susan Herbst. “Each of these individuals approaches their work with dedication and heartfelt commitment to our students, and to the well-being of the entire University community.

“We’re very proud of the diversity in UConn’s undergraduate student body, and having skilled leaders from a multitude of backgrounds in our faculty, staff, and university administration is essential to our success as an institution,” she added.

They will be honored at a luncheon in New Haven on Dec. 21. more