Dear Dr. Iadarola,
I appreciate your response to my e-mail, albeit as a form letter.
Rest assured, I am absolutely aware that you fully support these
decisions made by college officials. That may perhaps be the most
insulting aspect of this situation, the fact that you have the power
to correct this situation and choose not to use it. Both you and
Cabrini College have certainly changed quite a bit, at least in my
eyes, since that day when you wished me well upon my graduation back
I could go on and on about what I think of this decision, your
lack of leadership in allowing it to happen, and the embarrassment I
feel in knowing that this is how many will now come to view Cabrini.
I could also be more descriptive regarding the insulting nature of
the generic responses made by administration to alumni and my
overall total disgust with Cabrini College right now because of this
situation and that involving the facultyís salaries and benefits.
However, judging by the tone of your response to me, that would be a
total waste of my time. You response is a lot of fluff followed by
"I hope you will continue to lend your support to John as well as to
Cabrini College," a statement that is out of touch with the reality
of the situation. Thatís all I need to know to proceed further with
a clear conscience.
I will leave you and Cabrini with this. The undergraduate catalog
states that one of the goals of the college is "To provide a
Cabrinian 'education of the heart' that teaches that
intellectual competence can not be divorced from values or a moral
responsibility to the community." I think you need to
ponder that goal of your college, no longer mine, as you
allow this situation to continue and refuse, for reasons you have
said will not be discussed, to explain why it happened in the first
place. I have absolutely no clue how the treatment of John Dzik in
this situation shows any sense of values or moral responsibility to
the community, and I am not alone. What a wonderful message you send
to the current students at Cabrini who read that catalog and then
witness the administration acting in this fashion. If and when your
administration and you personally both reconcile your intellectual
competence to a sense of values and moral responsibility, Cabrini
College will once again become the place that it was intended to be.
Shame on all of the administrators who have a hand in this decision,
and shame on you for allowing it to continue uncorrected.
How ironic that your wish in the form letter to other alumni and
myself is "I hope that you continue to lend your support to John as
well as to Cabrini College." I will support John, as will many
others, but do you not realize that because of your leadership one
can no longer do both in good conscience? Again, please remove my
name from all lists associated with correspondence from Cabrini
College. I will not be associated with an institution whose
administration acts in this fashion.
Class of 1996