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Marijo Russell O’Grady

Marijo Russell O’Grady hails from Western New York, Chautauqua County. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from State University College at Buffalo in art education with a concentration in art therapy. She worked in residential life during her undergraduate and graduate tenure at SUC at Buffalo. O'Grady worked at North Adams State College as a residence director, then moved to Rivier College in Nashua, NH, as the director of student activities/assistant director of residents. She moved to New York City in 1989 and began a PhD program in higher education administration at New York University while working full-time in housing and residential life as the coordinator of residential student development. Her dissertation was centered around racial identity theory and first year African-American students at predominantly white institutions and was completed in 1999.

O'Grady has served as the dean for students at Pace University since June 1998 and oversees the areas of Student Development and Campus Activities, Orientation, Housing and Residential Life, counseling services including disabilities and wellness, Multicultural Affairs, the student information desk, and judicial affairs.

Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo

Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo (Dean Lisa) has been Dean for Students at Pace University in Pleasantville since 2007. As Dean for Students, she provides overall leadership and direction to comprehensive department in Division of Student Affairs including Athletics, Student Disability Services, Counseling Center and Personal Development, Housing and Residential Life, Student Development and Campus Activities, Student Discipline, Greek Life, Diversity Programming, Orientation, and Student Government. Before arriving at Pace, she served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Florida Atlantic University for three years. Some of her responsibilities included advising Student Government, coordinating judicial affairs and overseeing Greek Life. Prior to her current position, Lisa served as Associate Dean for Students at Florida Atlantic University. Lisa has 15 years of experience in housing and residence life at University of Tampa, Barry University, The University of Miami and Florida State University.

She attended the University of Akron for five years and obtained an Associates Degree in Business Management in 1985 and a BS in Marketing in 1987. Lisa continued her education at Florida State University and finished her Masters in Higher Education and College Student Personnel in 1989. While working full time, she finished an Education Specialists degree in Mental Health Counseling in 1998 and a Doctorate in Leadership in 1999 from Barry University.

Lisa has worked with the Institute for Shipboard Education and Semester at Sea who is academically sponsored by the University of Virginia twice. Most recently, she served as Dean for Students, Sumer of 2003. She traveled with students, faculty and staff to seven countries in the North and South Pacific via the SS Universe Explorer. She managed the recreational, social and spiritual programming, student conduct, and mental health services for 340 students on the ship who were from 140 different U.S. universities.

Dr. Bardill Moscaritolo was a founding member of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi International Fraternity and is past president for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA). Lisa is an advocate for international education and globalizing student affairs/service and has served as the Chair for the International Education Knowledge Community for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) from 2006-2008. Presently, she serves as the International Symposium Coordinator for Sponsors. The International Symposium is one of the signature events for NASPA. She has also traveled in on an international exchange to France with four other NASPA colleagues and has assisted in hosting the English delegation in 2003, the German delegation in 2004 & 2005, and the Australia and New Zealand delegation in 2008. Over the last year, she has been serving as Secretary for the International Student Affairs and Student Services (IASAS) organization which was founded in March 2010.

Lisa was an author for one of the chapters in Osfield’s book, The Internationalization of Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Emerging Global Perspective and was part of the writing team for the 2001 and 2009 UNESCO manuscript:The role of student affairs and services in higher education: A practical manual for developing, implementing, and assessing student affairs programmes and services.

Lisa resides in Peekskill, NY with her husband, Joe, and their 6 lb Yorkie, Cinnamon. When Lisa is not at the university, she likes to travel, read, spin, walk her dog, and dine out. Stop by and say hello!