2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Trustees and Administration



Iona College Board of Trustees

David P. Brown
Linda M. Bruno
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.
Ronald M. DeFeo
Andrew J. Dolce
Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Esq.
Kevin Griffith, CFC
Michael P. Hegarty
Kathleen A. Hurlie
James P. Hynes
John C. Judge
Robert V. LaPenta
Bartley F. Livolsi
Phillip N. Maisano
JoAnn Mazzella Murphy
C. Patrick O’Donnell Jr.
Stephen V. Reitano
Peter J. Ripp
Trista Rivera
Eric L. Robinson, Ph.D.
Armando C. Rodriguez Jr.
Charles W. Schoenherr
Gabrielle N. Simpson
Ingrid Thompson-Sellers, Ph.D
Margaret Timoney
Raymond J. Vercruysse, CFC
Brian M. Walsh, CFC
Lawrence I. Wills

Trustees Emeriti

Jeremiah J. Burns ^
Michael A. Cerussi ^
John J. Duffy, Esq. ^
Thomas E. Hales
Daniel J. Houlihan ^
Patrick J. Lynch ^
William J. Maloney ^
Charles H. McCabe
John A. Mulcahy ^
Joseph M. Murphy
Jack Rudin^
James M. Slattery ^
Joseph A. Vitanza ^

Deceased ^


Seamus Carey, PhD

Darrell P. Wheeler, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kathleen M. McElroy, JD
General Counsel

MaryEllen Callaghan, MBA
Vice President, Chief of Staff and Board Secretary

James Mustich

Tricia Mulligan, PhD
Associate Provost for Strategic Academic Initiatives

Jason Diffenderfer, MA, MS
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

School of Arts and Science

*  Joseph Stabile, PhD
Dean, School of Arts and Science

Diane Ferrero-Paluzzi, PhD
Associate Dean

Mary Ellen Walsh, MA
Assistant Dean

Katherine Zaromatidis, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies

Martin Daly
Executive in Residence

RoseDeline Martinez, MA
Director of Graduate Admissions

Christopher Kash, MS
Assistant Director of Graduate Arts and Science Admissions

Shantell Smith, MSEd
Associate Director of Graduate Arts and Science Admissions

LaPenta School of Business

Richard A. Highfield, PhD
Interim Dean

*  Rosemary Rubbo, MA
Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs

Katelyn Brunck, MS
Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Business Programs

Kimberly Kelly, MA
Director of Graduate Business Admissions

Danielle Demorin, MA
Director of Accreditation and Assessment

Matthew L. Carey, MBA
Director of the Center for Financial Market Studies


** Richard Palladino, MLS, MS
Director of Libraries

Natalka Sawchuk, MLS, MS
Assistant Director of Libraries

Diana Kiel, MLS
Coordinator of Technical Services

Anthony Iodice, MLS, MBA
Manager, Faculty Library Services & Digital Collections

Valerie Masone, MSLS, MA
Serials Librarian

Callie Bergeris, MS, MLS
Information Literacy and Instruction Librarian

Cynthia Denesevich, MBA, MLIS
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian

Jill Gross, MLIS
Media and Digital Resources Librarian

Kathleen Pascuzzi, BBA
Assistant Help Desk Manager

Registrar’s Office

Beverly Azure

Kelly-Ann Giannone, MS
Assistant Registrar

Student Support Services

Student Success

Felicia Colangelo, MS
Associate Director of Center for Student Success

Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center

Marissa Sannella, MBA, CPA, MST
Director of Academic Support

Dana McLachlin

College Assistance Program (CAP)

Daneshea Palmer, MA

Science and Technology Entry Program (S.T.E.P)

Melissa Solis

Jermaine Bolton

Honors Degree Program

Kim Paffenroth, PhD
Director of Honors

Charlotte Wray, PhD
Assistant Director of Honors

Study Abroad and Service Learning

Dayna Richardson
Coordinator of Study Abroad and Service Learning

Office of Accessibility Services

Daneshea Palmer, MA

Emily Brechtel

Center for Advising and Academic Services

Laurie J. Wenchell, MSEd
Senior Director, Center for Advising and Academic Services

** Stephen Scollard
Director of Academic Services

Patti Ingraham
Director of Academic Services

Nicole De Piano


Enrollment Management

Kevin O’Sullivan
Vice President for Enrollment Management


*   Teresa Lucas, MS
Director of Operations

Regina Reilly, BA
Director of Admissions Communications and Event Planning

Ryan DePuy
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Raymond Garo, MBA
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Gael Guide Manager

Br. Jason M. Ford, CFC, MA, EdS
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Melissa Gariola, MBA
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Digital Communications
Honors Program Coordinator

DJ Arndt, MST
Assistant Director of Operations & Admissions
Transfer Coordinator

Kyle Byrne, BA
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
International Counselor

Tara Elliott, BA
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Julia Frampton, BA
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Benny Rivera, BA
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Admissions Counselor/Regional Representative

Student Financial Services

Eileen F. Doyle, MPA
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services

**  Mary A. Grant, AAS
Director of Financial Aid

Jennifer Connolly, BA
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Nancy Wilder
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Janey Aiello, MS
Director of Student Accounts

Victoria Woisin, BA
Associate Director of Student Financial Services

Shante Johnston
Assistant Director of Student Accounts

Andrew Katz
Financial Aid Counselor

Leandra Dominguez, BA
Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Advisor

Student Life

Elizabeth Oliveri-Lenahan, MS
Assistant Vice Provost for Community Standards

Office of Student Development

Melissa Aponte, MA
Director of Student Development

Spencer Carrion, MA
Assistant Director of Student Development

Campus Safety

Adrian Navarrete
Director of Campus Safety

Douglas McLeer
Associate Director of Campus Safety

Career Development

Matt Cardin, MS
Associate Vice Provost for Personal and Career Development

Darelle Thomas, MA
Associate Director, Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development

Sara Osorio, BA
Senior Career Development Specialist


Brielle Stark-Adler, PhD
Director of Counseling

Michael Buls, PhD 
Associate Director

Melissa Platt, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist/Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist 

Kathryn Bruning, LMHC
Counselor/Prevention Coordinator 

Joseph Cook, LMHC
Staff Counselor Part-Time/ Substance Abuse Specialist 

Alison Swoish, MHC
Dolce Postgraduate Fellow 2020-2022 

Robin Schafer, PMH-NP 
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

Health Services

Robin Schafer,PND-C

Office of Mission and Ministry

* Carl Procario-Foley, PhD
Director of Mission and Ministry

Amanda Howerton-Fox
Coordinator of Success Center

Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Michele Sampson-Nelson, PhD
Assistant Vice Provost for Student Services

Residential Life

Courtney Ferrick, MA
Director for Residential Life

Aaron Harman
Assistant Director of Community Development
Residence Hall Director for Hales Hall, Conese Hall and On-Campus Houses

Samantha Danico
Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Residence Hall Director, Rice Hall, East Hall and Student Employment

Residence Hall Director, Loftus Hall

Paul Angelucci
Residence Hall Director for North Avenue and Apartments at Eastchester

Rachel Haft
Residential Life Administrative Assistant


Matt Glovaski, MA
Director of Athletics

*  Jamie Fogarty, MS
Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator

Tom Moran
Senior Associate Director of Athletics/External Affairs

Brian Beyrer, BS
Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications

**  Sam DeRosa, MS, ATC
Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine

Edward (EJ) Ferraro
Assistant Director of Athletics/Facilities and Operations

Advancement & External Affairs

Paul Sutera, MS, CFRE
Senior Vice President for Advancement & External Affairs

Pam Bottge
Assistant Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Engagement

David Berkner
Senior Director for Annual Giving & Advancement Services

Christina Nassayon Pesco, MA
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement & Events

Steve Auger
Senior Director, Planned and Major Gifts

John Kahl
Major Gifts Officer

Rebecca Calvert
Major Gifts Officer

Randi Kois Hanvey
Director of Research and Prospect Strategy

Dina Mangiafridda, MPA
Associate Director of Stewardship & Parent Relations

*   Vin Varvara
Assistant Director for Advancement Services

Kelly Beyrer ‘16MA
Assistant Director of Advancement & Alumni Events

Annie McGuinness
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Vanessa Williams
Alumni Coordinator

College Marketing and Communications

Mary Clare Reilley, BS
Vice President for College Marketing & Communications

Diana Costello, BS
Director of College Communications

Suzanne Flood, MA
Director of Digital Marketing

Joann Smith, MS
Assistant Director of College Marketing and Communications

Lea Carpanzano, BS
Manager of Digital & Social Media

Peter Tascio
Web Specialist

Information Technology

*  Joanne Laughlin Steele, MBA
Vice Provost for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

*  Dimitris Halaris, BA
Assistant Vice Provost for Information Technology

** Adrianna DiLello, MBA
Director of Information Technology

Donna Clapsaddle, DPS
Director of Programming and Systems


Anne Marie Schettini-Lynch, MBA, CPA, CTP
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Nancy Morano
Director of Business Services

Sunil Ittoop
Assistant Controller

Colette Moculski

Human Resources

Denise Smith
Director of Human Resources

Facilities Management

*  Richard Murray
Director of Facilities Management

*  Andrew Albrecht, MBA
Associate Director of Facilities Management

Michael O’Donnell
Manager of Grounds

*  Louis Kangas
Trades Manager

Peter Heslin, BFA
Mechanical Manager

Sheila Jones
Facilities Budget Manager

Juan Carlos Pereira
Custodial Manager


* “Pro Operis” Award for 20 years of service to Iona College
** “Bene Merenti” Award for 30 years of service to Iona College
*** “Pro Multis Annis” Award for 40 years of service to Iona College
**** “Facere Et Docere” Award for 50 years of service to Iona College