Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty: Gordon DiPaolo, Associate Professor of Management, the School of Business.
You joined the Business faculty at the College of Staten Island as an Associate Professor in 1971. You received a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College/CUNY, and an MBA in Marketing and a PhD in International Business from the New York University Graduate School of Business. You have been described by the President of the CSI Foundation as “a unique and vital faculty member, who is held in the utmost esteem for his generosity and kind-hearted nature.” You have earned that distinction because for the past four decades, you have worked tirelessly to help our students, faculty, and College community. Your students benefit from your wise counsel and patience, as well as your accessibility, which even extends into the summer and winter intercession. When they have a problem, your approach involves targeted questions that help your students to find their own solutions. Our students also benefit from your generosity, as you have established scholarship funds such as the Gordon and Lorraine DiPaolo Overseas Scholarship and the DiPaolo Commencement Awards in Marketing and Management to ensure that they receive their degrees and are able to pursue their professional goals. As for your colleagues, you extend your vast expertise to our junior faculty members, serving as a mentor on their road to becoming more effective instructors. You also freely give your time to the College, consistently serving on a wide variety of committees involving faculty searches, planning, governance, and advisement. In fact, you recently volunteered to serve as Founding Chair of the newly formed Department of Management. You have also worked to enhance accessibility at the College in an effort to open the campus to a wider range of students.
Today, we celebrate your dedication to our College, our students, and our community.