Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Office of Student Leadership and Community Development Staff:

Dorothy A. Wenzel Ph.D., Director

Dr. Wenzel has been the Director since February 2006 after joining the team in August 2004.  She directs the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development and New Student Orientation.  In addition, she is the adviser to the United Student Government at the Lincoln Center Campus.  Dr. Wenzel has her doctor of philosophy degree from Fordham University in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy. She received her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University's Steinhardt School.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Loyola University in Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. 

Daniel Patterson, Associate Director for Transition Year Experience
Daniel joined the OSLCD staff as the Associate Director for Transition Year experience in January 2009. In this role, he oversees the New Student Orientation program, implements the First Year Formation course, advises the Senior Week Committee, and works with the Fordham University Emerging Leaders program. Additionally, Daniel advises Colleges Against Cancer, the student organization that hosts Fordham College at Lincoln Center's Relay for Life. Prior to coming to Fordham, Daniel worked as a Resident Director in First Year halls at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit university in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from the Midwest, Daniel grew up in Illinois, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Iowa, and his Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Christina Frankovic, Assistant Director for Programming
Christina joined the Fordham staff in August 2010 as the Graduate Intern for Commuter Student Services, and in May 2012, she became the Assistant Director for Programming. In this role she helps the 50+ clubs at Fordham Lincoln Center with their programming needs and serves as the advisor for the Campus Activities Board. She is also the Coordinator for the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program, advising the Peer Educators at Lincoln Center as well as providing preventative and alternative programming.  She completed her Master of the Arts degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel Administration from New York University in May 2012, and recieved her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in May 2007. 

Sandy Vargas, Office Manager
Sandy Vargas joined the Fordham staff in August 2008. She manages the day to day activities of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development.  She provides administrative support to the Dean of Students as well as the OSLCD staff, administers budget funds for the student clubs, provides club support, and supervises student workers.  Sandy is the advisor for SOL (Student Organization of Latinos) and the Yearbook Club.  Sandy is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership at the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Amanda Puetz, Graduate Intern for Programming
Amanda joined the OSLCD staff in July 2012. Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Upon graduating, Amanda worked at UC Riverside's International Education Programs from 2010-2012. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University. At Fordham, Amanda advises the FACE Series (Fordham Advocates Cultural Enrichment), a series of programming that encourages and celebrates diversity and teaches about different cultural backgrounds. Amanda also helps to develop training seminars for Fordham’s many student leaders. She is passionate about working with student leaders and is thrilled to be at Fordham.

Brittany Miller, Graduate Intern for Commuter Student Services
Brittany joined the OSLCD staff in July 2013.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York, Purchase College. During her time as an undergraduate, Brittany served as an Orientation Leader, a freshmen peer mentor and a Student Life Assistant for commuter students.  She is currently pursuing a Professional Diploma in School Psychology and Masters in Educational Psychology from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education. Brittany advises the Commuting Students Association (CSA), the governing body that represents and serves the commuting students of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, as well as supervises the Commuter Freshmen Mentor (CFM) program.  She is very excited to be working with commuter student leaders and delighted to be part of the Fordham community.  

For more information, please contact:

The Office of Student Leadership and Community Development
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street, Room 408
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212.636.6250
Fax: 212.636.7047

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