LGBT Center Staff:

The administrator for the LGBT Center is Dr. William Mann. Dr. Mann is an author, journalist and longtime community activist, as well as a Central alum. Since 2015, Professor Mann has taught LGBT History, History of AIDS, and American Popular Culture at CCSU.

Phone: 860-832-2867 

The University Assistant for the LGBT Center is Nichol McCarter and her pronouns are she/her/hers or they/them/theirs. She graduated from CCSU with a B.A. in English and has been working with the LGBT Center for 5 years. Currently, she is a candidate for a master’s degree in English with a concentration on queer ecocriticism and animal studies at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. She deeply believes in the philosophy that “there can be no peace without justice for every living being” and she is honored to be able to continue supporting the LGBTQIA+ community here at CCSU.

Phone: 860-832-2091

Meet Our Student Workers!

Samantha Cahil
Student Worker
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

“My name is Samantha Cahill and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I have been working at the LGBT Center since I transferred to central in 2015. Studying psychological science, I hope to continue to work with the community, post-graduation.”

Jeferson Farez
Student Worker
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Aaron Gibson
Student Worker
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Emilia Marco
Student Worker and Peer Support Group Facilitator
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

“Hi, I'm Emi and my pronouns are She, Her, Hers. I'm a 23 year old transgender, polyamorous lesbian. I'm a sophomore and a Chemistry major here at CCSU. During my free time, I like to play video games, write short fiction, and hang out with the friends I made here at CCSU. I am the group facilitator for TNT, a transgender support group that meets Mondays from 3:15 to 4:15 PM. Make sure to stop on by and say hello!” 

Myles Place
Pronouns: He/Him/His

“Hey there! My name is Myles and my pronouns are he/him/his. I'm an English secondary-education major with a minor in creative writing. When not in the LGBT Center or at Pride meetings, I fill my free time with hiking, fiction writing, and car shows.”


The LGBT Center is a part of the division of Student Affairs, and is overseen by the Office of Student Activities/Leadership Development. If you have questions, inquiries, or concerns, about the LGBT Center. you may contact the Student Activities/Leadership Development office, located on the second floor of the Student Center, 860-832-1990.

Dr. Mann's Office Hours

Monday 2 pm - 3 pm (LGBT Center)

Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3 pm (History Department)

Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm (LGBT Center)

Thursday 1:30 pm - 3 pm (History Department)

Other hours by appointment