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Dr. Iadarola answers the critics...through a form letter

During the first week of February, The College responds to its self-described small population of 'angry' alumni via a form letter sent from the staff of Antoinette Iadarola.  This obvious form letter was forwarded to us by the many friends of keepjohndzik.com, identical in every version submitted (form fields surrounded by [ ]). First, the college says 'HR Issues', now it's 'new leadership will align the men's basketball program more closely with the athletic department's strategic agenda for the future'.  So much for personalized communication...Is this spin control?  You decide for yourself. 

VP of Institutional Advancement joins in with Dr. Iadarola! Click here to see Ms. Moll's response to the 'angry' alum. 

 
NEW!:Institutional Advancement sends out a new version of the letter, both in printed form (with spelling and grammar errors), and via email through Robin Moll's assistant. Click here (hard copy version)  or  here (text only version) to see the letter mailed, and here to see the latest email offering.


Dear [alum name goes here],

 

I am writing in response to your [type of correspondence goes here:e-mail/letter] dated [date coorespondance received goes here].

 

As you know, John Dzik was instrumental in building Cabrini Collegeís menís basketball into one of the more successful Division III programs. During the past 25 years, he has served as a mentor to many of our student athletes, and the program has earned numerous conference, district and state titles including eleven post-season tournament bids (seven NCAA and four NAIA.)

 

After thoughtful consideration, college officials determined that new leadership would align the menís basketball program more closely with the athletic departmentís strategic agenda for the future. As President, I fully support this decision.

Our Athletic Director, Leslie Danehy, is committed to responding to the changing environment of NCAA Division III athletics, emphasizing that rigorous academic programs and participation in sports contributes significantly to the studentís overall collegiate experience.

 

Thank you for your care and concern for Cabrini College and Coach Dzik. I hope you will continue to lend your support to John as well as to your alma mater.

 

Sincerely,
Antoinette Iadarola
President     

Dr. Iadarola answers the critics...through a form letter

NEW! A New (Slightly)Revised Form Letter sent just this week from Dr. Iadarola and her band of Consultants.. Changes in bold, form fields surrounded by brackets [ ].  Some questions:  What happened to the state titles?:

Dear [alum name goes here],

I am writing in response to your [type of correspondence goes here:e-mail/letter] dated [date coorespondance received goes here] .

As you know, John Dzik was instrumental in building Cabrini College's men's basketball into one of the more successful Division III programs. During the past 25 years, he has served as a mentor to many of our student athletes, and the program has earned numerous conference and district titles.

After thoughtful consideration, college officials have determined that new leadership would align the men's basketball program more closely with the athletic department's strategic agenda for the future.

Our Athletic Director, Leslie Danehy, is committed to responding to the changing environment of NCAA Division III athletics, emphasizing that rigorous academic programs and participation in sports contributes significantly to the student's overall collegiate experience. In keeping with this commitment, Leslie has recently begun a search to recruit a new head coach for the 2005-2006 men's basketball season.

Out of respect for all parties, it is college policy not to discuss personnel matters; however, as President, I want you to know I fully support these decisions.

 Thank you for your care and concern for Cabrini College and Coach Dzik. I hope you will continue to lend your support to John as well as to your alma mater.

Sincerely,
Toni Iadarola
President


VP of Institutional Advancement Robin Moll's Response to Loquitur Article by Alum:

I read in the recent edition of the Loquitur your view on the College's decision not to renew John Dzik's annual contract for the 05/06 academic year. I understand that you do not agree with the College on this issue.

John Dzik has been instrumental in building Cabrini College's Men's Basketball team into one of the more successful Division III programs. His record of accomplishment is impressive and we join him in celebrating the team's numerous conference and district titles. We are aware that, during his time as coach, he has served as a mentor to many of our student athletes and has a developed a loyal following.

Due to considerations of privacy and confidentiality, Cabrini has a policy of not discussing the reasons for its personnel decisions. Nevertheless I want to assure you that this decision came after thoughtful consideration by College officials. The College, under Athletic Director Leslie Danehy's leadership, remains committed to NCAA Division III athletics, and supports NCAA philosophy that rigorous academic programs and participation in sports contribute significantly to the student's overall collegiate experience.

You have asked to be removed from the College's mailing list and we will respect your request. Although you are disappointed with Cabrini's decision, we hope that your deeper affections for the College will lead you to view this situation in perspective with the overall contribution of the College to your life.

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your feelings about this issue. I know that you would not have done so if you did not care deeply about Cabrini and we are grateful for that concern. Please feel free to contact me again if I can be of any assistance.

Sincerely,

Robin B. Moll
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Cabrini College


VP of Institutional Advancement Robin Moll's Response to Alum Email via her Assistant:

Attached Message From: "Lennon, Kathy" [ Save Address ]
To: "Fallon Jr., Michael"
Subject: Cabrini-Mailing List
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 13:07:52 -0500 (EST)

Dear Michael,

Thank you for writing to express your view on the College's decision not to renew John Dzik's annual contract for the 05/06 academic year. I understand that you do not agree with the College on this issue. As you requested, we have removed your name from the Collegeís mailing lists.

John Dzik has been instrumental in building Cabrini College's Men's Basketball team into one of the more successful Division III programs. His record of accomplishment is impressive and we join him in celebrating the team's numerous conference and district titles. We are aware that, during his time as coach, he has served as a mentor to many of our student athletes and has a developed a loyal following.

Due to considerations of privacy and confidentiality, Cabrini has a policy of not discussing the reasons for its personnel decisions. Nevertheless I want to assure you that this decision came after thoughtful consideration by College officials. The College, under Athletic Director Leslie Danehy's leadership, remains committed to NCAA Division III athletics, and supports NCAA philosophy that rigorous academic programs and participation in sports contribute significantly to the student's overall collegiate experience.

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your feelings about this issue. I know that you would not have done so if you did not care deeply about Cabrini and we are grateful for that concern. Although you are disappointed with Cabrini's decision, we hope that your deeper affections for the College will lead you to view this situation in perspective with the overall contribution of the College to your life.

Please feel free to contact me again if I can be of any assistance.

Sincerely,

Robin B. Moll
Vice President for Institutional Advancement