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) is Associate Vice President & Dean for Students at Pace University, Westchester Campus, in New York. As AVP/Dean for Students, she provides overall leadership and direction to the Student Affairs division. Lisa has a Masters in Higher Education and College Student Personnel from Florida State University, an Education Specialists degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Doctorate in Leadership from Barry University.
Prior to 2007, Lisa served as Associate Dean for Students at Florida Atlantic University and has 15 years of experience in housing and residence life at the University of Tampa, Barry University, University of Miami and Florida State University.
Dr. Bardill Moscaritolo has presented and written on international education and globalizing student affairs/service practice and advancing international research. She is a founding member and general secretary for the International Student Affairs and Student Services (IASAS) organization, which was founded in March 2010 and chartered in Brussels, Belgium in July 2013. Lisa is a co-author for Supporting Students Globally, which was published in 2016 and she serves on the Journal for Student Affairs Africa (JSSA) International Advisory Board.
Dr. Bardill Moscaritolo was a founding member of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi International Fraternity and is a past president for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA).
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!