SHU Appoints New Dir. of Residential Life

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Greg Madrid, of Branford, has been promoted to Sacred Heart University’s director of residential life. Madrid has been employed at SHU for nine years and served as assistant director of residential life for seven. With the additions of on-campus residence halls Bergoglio, Toussaint, Frassati and Wiesel, Madrid has proven himself to be flexible and capable. This semester, he is working with more than 3,150 students in 15 residential areas.

As assistant director, Madrid’s focus was mainly on residential operations and facilities. He also had a major role in the first-year experience (FYE) program, which assists freshmen as they transition to campus life at SHU. Additionally, he was the liaison between the residential life office and the PIOConnect Student Tracking and Information system.

Madrid had 14 years of experience in residential life before coming into Sacred Heart, having worked at University of Massachusetts Lowell, Western New England University and Quinnipiac University. He graduated from Western New England University with a degree in business administration and earned his master’s in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac.

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About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 385 Colleges–2020 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 252 Business Schools–2019 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.