Maxine Smestad-Haines

Maxine Smestad-HainesAdministrative Assistant

Beach Hall – Room 416
Phone: (860) 486 – 4751



Maxine Haines is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. She attended Greater Hartford and Tunxis Community Colleges, and began her career with the State of Connecticut at the Department of Children and Youth Services. She joined the Asian American Studies Institute in 2001, after working with Cooperative Extension in the School of Agriculture and the Center for Academic Programs before that, at the University of Connecticut. She brings more than 25 years of experience working within the UConn system. And while the students, professors, staff and some buildings have gone, Maxine’s enthusiasm and commitment to a job well done is here to stay.