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Three associate professors recognized for exceptional teaching and university involvement

WATERBURY, Conn. (May 22, 2023) – Post University is pleased to recognize associate professors Roger Cyr, Francine Romeo and Andrea Pent, Ph.D., as the recipients of its “Faculty Impact Awards” for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Nominated by students, the annual award celebrates the contributions of online and on-campus faculty members who exceed the standard expectations.

“Roger, Andrea and Francine define our university’s focus on personal, unwavering support for our students, and their tireless efforts in teaching, and service have enriched the lives of our academic community,” said Post University Provost Dr. Elizabeth Johnson. “We are proud to recognize their efforts with this well-deserved award.”

A favorite among students in the School of Arts & Sciences, Roger Cyr has taught economics and finance courses for more than a decade at the University. Before joining Post, he served on the faculty at Providence College. He also held several leadership positions at Citigroup, TD Securities and GE Capital Real Estate. The Newtown native earned his MBA from the University of Bridgeport.

Online faculty member Andrea Pent, Ph.D., brings more than 30 years of higher education experience to her role leading budding business majors in The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from the College of Charleston before traveling to Florida to earn her master’s degree in sports management from the University of Miami and her doctorate from Florida State University.

One of Post’s newer faculty members, Francine Romeo is a biology professor who appreciates the point of view of all students, treating them with respect and compassion. Romeo holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University and a master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University. The Waterbury native also holds a Connecticut Professional Teacher’s Certification with endorsements to teach biology, chemistry, earth science, general science and health.

Cyr, Romeo and Pent join an esteemed group of past recipients who have made significant contributions to the university’s academic mission. To learn more about this year’s Faculty Impact Award recipients, visit