Dear Cabrini Community,
I was shocked at the news that Coach Dzik will be leaving at the
end of this season. As a graduate of the class of 1997 I have always
tried to champion Cabrini as a worthwhile institution of higher
learning that stood for the same core values that I believe in. But
this news along with the questionable manner in which the situation
arose has given me reason to pause.
I know only what I have read in the newspapers and on various
websites, but from what I have read, Coach Dzik appears to have
handled this entire situation with class. The administration on the
other hand appears to believe that ignoring the situation will allow
it to go away.
From my perspective, athletics has always been at the bottom of
the administration's list of priorities. While this always bothered
me, I never felt the need to pull financial (or other) support from
the school. Now, I can't see myself spending another dollar in
support of Cabrini. At this time I would never recommend Cabrini to
a high school junior or senior and would, in fact, steer them clear
of the school.
Unfortunately, I believe that the only way to rectify this
situation is to have a high profile Cabrini employee leave in the
near future. But I don't think it should be the man who put Cabrini
on the map and has served as the school's biggest promoter over the
past 25 years. Instead, I believe that it should be the head of the
administration. Anyone who could underestimate the reaction of
Cabrini's alumni, friends and financial supporters should not be in
the College's leadership position.
I will not be supporting Cabrini from this day forward until I
feel that the core values of the institution I was once so proud of
Class of 1997