Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 8/4/02Marlboro College Welcomes New Staff

MARLBORO, VERMONT – Marlboro College has recently welcomed three members to its staff roster.

LYDIA GREENE has been named Associate Dean for Academic Advising at Marlboro College. Greene is no stranger to the college. She formerly served in the position of Director of Academic Support Services at the college prior to her recent promotion.

Greene holds a doctorate degree in school psychology from the University of Massachusetts. She also holds a masters degree and certificate of advanced study from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Prior to coming on at Marlboro, Greene has worked as a school psychology intern at the Brattleboro Retreat, researcher, and assistant professor at Landmark College.

MATTHEW DRICKER has been named Technical Support Coordinator at Marlboro College. Dricker was named to this position in June. He is also familiar with the college, having worked as a part-time technical support aid at the college from June to November of 2001.

Dricker has also worked as a library technology consultant at the Massachusetts Institute of Techhnology (MIT) and senior technical assistant there as well.

CRISTINA SZPILA has been named Associate Dean of Students. Szpila hails from Wellesley, Massachusetts and has recently relocated to the area.

Szpila’s background includes work as a residence hall director at Regis College, where she worked to build community among 150 women in a traditional style hall. There, she was able to help increase Resident Assistant applications by 150 percent.

Szpila also served as committee chairperson for The Power of Prevention: A Summit to End Relationship Violence.

She also has experience as a residence hall director at both Stonehill College and Sacred Heart University.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers its 300 undergraduate students a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community, and a strong foundation in the liberal arts. The cornerstone of Marlboro's academic program is the Plan of Concentration, an in-depth, self-designed exploration of a field or fields of each student's choosing. The Plan culminates in a major independent project involving research, one-to-one study with faculty in tutorials and a three-hour oral examination with Marlboro faculty and an outside examiner who is an expert in the student's field.

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