Leadership Positions

The Welch Experience does not only offer professional positions, but it also offers many student held positions. Please review below to gain a better understanding of WHO the Welch Experience really is. 

Professional Staff | Mentors | ScholarsPre-Fall Leaders | Research Assistants

Professional Staff

Rob ColoneyRob Coloney | Director

Rob Coloney serves as Director of the Welch Experience in the Jack Welch College of Business. In this role, Rob focuses on the matriculation of the entire student, from “backpacks to briefcase,” by assisting with student programming, advising, instruction, employer relations and professional development. Additionally, Rob is an adjunct professor at SHU.

Rob joined Sacred Heart in October 2012 after earning a full-time position with the New York Yankees in 2009 while he was still an undergraduate student at SHU. Although Rob left the team full-time, he still maintains a part-time relationship with the organization in their Scoreboard & Broadcasting department as on-air talent within the Stadium.

Rob is committed to excellence and the people who make up our great community. Rob spends a lot of his time in and around campus, serving as the Varsity Girls Basketball coach at Wilton High School in Wilton, CT, and also assists with University athletic events as a broadcaster. Rob has a passion for Sacred Heart because of the positive experience he had here, and he does his best to effectively communicate all that SHU has to offer to each student he speaks with.

Rob is a two-time graduate of Sacred Heart University, with a B.A. in Media Studies, and an MBA in Business Administration within the Jack Welch College of Business.

‌Elizabeth StouchElizabeth Stouch | Assistant Director

Currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Welch Experience in the Welch College of Business. In this role, my focus is on enhancing the student experience both academically and professionally by assisting with the development of all Welch College of Business programming and initiatives. I serve as the first year student advisor while also managing the Jack Welch College of Business Mentors.

After graduating with a B.S in Management and a Masters in Human Resources Management from Sacred Heart University, I worked at Silver Hill Hospital as a Human Resources Associate for roughly two years. With my professional knowledge and experience, I am always looking to reiterate it back to the SHU community.  

My commitment and passion for Sacred Heart University comes from being a two-time graduate. Having had a great experience, my goal is to create opportunities for the Welch College of Business students providing them with a positive and successful academic career.


Anyone looking to climb Mount Everest doesn’t do it alone, they find a Sherpa—a person who has already been to the top and can guide them through tough obstacles.

College is no different. Each Freshman interested in the Welch College of Business is given a guide—A Welch Mentor. Our Welch Mentors:

  • Meet their freshman mentees at the freshman banquet on the second night of class
  • Exchange contact information and set up a Facebook group in order to communicate
  • Take freshmen to upper-level business courses to show them what classes are like within their majors of interest
  • Take freshmen to The Career Development and Placement Center so they can start the process of developing resumes, interviewing, and searching for internship opportunities
  • Take freshmen to Welch Experience events designed to develop knowledge, skills, abilities, and a professional network in the business world.

If you are a current freshman in the Welch College of Business who did not attend the welcome banquet and you would like a Welch Mentor, email Sean Heffron, Director for the Student Experience.

If you are a current student in the Welch College of Business and you would like to become a Welch Mentor, please open the two documents below for a job description and an application for Welch mentors for the 2015-2016 academic year.


The Jack Welch Scholars Program is comprised of Welch College of Business (WCOB) students who possess business and entrepreneurial values, as well as a demonstrated commitment to personal and professional development. The Welch Scholars program is intended to provide financial support to students who demonstrate an interest in varied fields of business.

As the best and brightest of the WCOB, our Welch Scholars will represent the WCOB at various events and programs throughout the year. Welch Scholars serve as liaisons to the incoming class of freshmen, and partake in the Junior Mentor program. Welch Scholars also collaborate on a project to be chosen by the WCOB Faculty, and present the findings of the project at the end of the year etiquette banquet.
  • Academics: Have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.6 or better
  • Co-Curricular/Professional Development: Provide evidence of leadership positions held and efforts toward completion of your Welch List
  • Focus on Values:Participation in an internship or service learning experience
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a current Sophomore or Junior

Scholars Application 2016-2017

Pre-Fall Leaders

Each August, Sacred Heart University offers a variety of Pre-Fall Programs to incoming freshmen. Ours is called Mind Your Business. The program is designed to give students a head start learning about the Jack Welch College of Business, meeting other business students, and networking with campus and community leaders. In addition to exploring major options, students will also learn how golf, etiquette, ethics, career development, leadership, and team building will prepare them for the global business world.

If you are a current student in the Jack Welch College of Business, and you are interested in becoming a student leader in this program, please download and submit the application below.

Student Leader Application 2016-2017

Research Assistants


View the video above and download the Research Assistant Application. We accept Research Assistant Applications in Roncalli 253 at any time.