Victoria D’Alessandro — A Pillar of FDU
Teaneck, NJ (September 30, 2004)—Victoria D’Alessandro has received a Pillar of Fairleigh Dickinson University Award in recognition of her service to the University.
The Pillar Award is given annually to recognize exceptional individuals within the University who, over time, have made extraordinary contributions to the character and quality of the institution, its community and culture.
In presenting the award, Metropolitan Campus provost Joseph Kiernan congratulated Ms. D’Alessandro, saying, “You have become indispensable as a model of concern in understanding, acutely familiar with the long list of academic programs and policies, and equally well versed in notions of sensitivity and empathy.”
Currently, Ms. D’Alessandro is the Coordinator, New College of General and Continuing Studies on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.
This is an integral position at New College, keeping Ms. D’Alessandro in the front lines of service to a wide range of students with a diverse assortment of needs. She resolves problems for students not only from the Metropolitan campus, but also from FDU’s many off-site locations. In her position as coordinator, she answers questions from a variety of sources. These can include concerns from a State Trooper, a student employed at Liz Claiborne or one serving at Picatinny Arsenal.
Ms. D’Alessandro joined FDU in 1979 as part of the Bursar’s Office and remained with the department as it merged with Registration and Records to become Enrollment Services. After 17 years of service, she moved to the position of Coordinator for New College.