Welcome to Three New Staff Members!

Charter Oak State College building

New staff members join college, CFO, Instructional Design, Academic Services

We're happy to announce three new employees hired to the academic and leadership staff. These positions had previously been vacated due to retirement, resignations and transfers.

Michael J. Moriarty joined the College as its new Chief Financial Officer effective December 30, 2016. Moriarty is a graduate of the University of Connecticut’s business school where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting. As a Certified Public Accountant, he holds memberships to state and national finance organizations, serves on various Boards of Directors for local and state level non-profit organizations, and is authored in several trade publications. Prior to joining Charter Oak State College, Moriarty was part of Deloitte & Touche’s senior management team practicing out of the Hartford and New York City offices holding numerous leadership roles.

Kristi Newgarden, Ph.D. assumed her new position as Instructional Designer on January 27. She holds a Ph.D. in educational technology, M.A. in Teaching, B.A. in Asian Studies, and a certificate in Teaching English Online. She has over 25 years teaching experience and most recently directed the UCONN American Language Institute. She has extensive experience with a number of learning platforms including developing courses, teaching online, and training other faculty to teach online.

Wanda Warshauer joined the staff as the Director of Academic Services. She most recently served as the Associate Director of Admissions at the University of St. Joseph. Prior to that she was the Operations Manager of Academic Advisement & Career Development Center at the University of St. Joseph. She has a M.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Special Education.

“Hiring credentialed staff in key areas of our organization enables the college to better serve our students,” said President Ed Klonoski.