Erica Schermerhorn Light

Erica Schermerhorn Light headshot

Director of Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

Development and Alumni Affairs


University of Hartford

University of Connecticut

Erica Schermerhorn Light earned her associate’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut and her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Hartford. Erica was previously employed at the University in 2010 as an Academic Administrator for University Programs as well as the All-University Curriculum Interdisciplinary Studies department. During her role she supported students and faculty in the Summer, Winter and Interdisciplinary programs while developing an enrollment process for visiting International Students to attend summer courses. Early in 2016 Erica launched her career into the Financial Services industry at MassMutual where she managed the record keeping and consulting of major corporate retirement companies 401(k) benefits as a Senior Client Services Manager.

“Returning to UHart feels like coming home. I am thrilled to be in a position to help families navigate the University, keep them informed on the experiences the University has to offer and supporting our philanthropic initiatives that mean the most to our students. My deep connections to this place as a legacy, alum and employee are an enormous asset. As Director of Parent Engagement & Philanthropy, it is my goal to integrate the family experience in our planning, programming and philanthropic work, which ensures that those experiences are possible. The Parent Network is essential in building our community, for our administration to receive feedback directly from our families, offering ways for families to be involved, volunteer and ensure the legacy of this great community continues to be a strong landing for current students thru to their years as an alum. The dedication of our parents and families is a reflection of the home we have built for all. Please share how you would like to contribute through our questionnaire.”