Office of Student Leadership and Community Development Staff:
Dorothy A. Wenzel, Director
Dorothy Wenzel became the Director of Student Leadership and Community Development in February 2006 after joining the staff 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. Dorothy is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational, Leadership, Administration and Policy at Fordham University. She received her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University's Steinhardt School. Dorothy 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 work with the Fordham University Emerging Leaders program. Additionally, Daniel advises Colleges Against Cancer, the student organization that host's 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. He also serves on the directorate board of the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Awareness with ACPA- College Student Educators International. 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, Executive Secretary
Sandy Vargas joined the Fordham staff in August 2008 as the Executive Secretary and Office Manager. At Fordham, 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 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 RISE (Raising Interests in the Social Environment), a student club that promotes social awareness issues and healthy living within and outside the Fordham Community, as well as 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 trilled to be at Fordham.
Graduate Intern for Commuter Student Services
Information coming soon.
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