I am starting to actually believe you --- and beginning to doubt
the credibility of your staff regarding the decision to oust John.
I am disappointed in knowing that you have the power to change
such decisions and are accountable to no other person. Perhaps the
chain of command is flawed since the bylaws of the college have been
The intergrity of the institution in now in question. Cabrini
people will not quit until the issue is resolved. By the way, your
letter (the one sent to everyone else) mentions how Cabrini has won
a few state titles. If you know or care to know about the athletics
of your own institution; Cabrini has never won a state title.
Also, your letter fails to mention how or why the basketball team
is not aligned to the athletic department. I believe it is the other
way around.... this is IGNORANCE OR DENIAL on someone's part and
someone is perhaps not in touch with the college. If you know
anything about the history of the college you would feel the same
This is not an "Ivy league" school--- if one thinks the college
will grow through a strategy of cutting financial aid packages and
taking cash customers and only high quality students one is not a
Cabrinian. I personally have convinced 7-10 students to attend
Cabrini or whatever it is now. They all have atttended and
graduated. I brought 3 new people to the campus this fall and 2 this
winter and they were not athletes but I took them to a basketball
game and they loved the atmosphere. One was just accepted and plays
2 sports--yes Cabrini has women's lacrosse and she is excited about
the SET building. Another neighbor of mine was just accepted to
Cabrini and is so excited after I told her how beautiful the campus
was and how successful the athletics program continues to be. I
always spoke positive of the sacred ground of the campus. A
co-workers daughter asked me about the college and I spoke so highly
of it and told her what Cabrini is all about. She is ready to attend
and has been accepted. Alvernia is offering her more money though
and she is on the fence. To this end, how do Iook a new student in
the eye from my point of view and tell he or she how wonderful the
place is when he or she asks me "what is going on up there?" I ask
what do you mean and they say; "Why are they getting rid of John
Dzik? He is a great person my dad knows him and my teacher from high
school knows him. He is the best coach on the East Coast and is a
How do I reply?
THIS DECISION IS A TRAGEDY OF EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS WHICH WILL
HURT THE LONGEVITY OF THE COLLEGE. LOOK AT THE INDUSTRY TRENDS OF
COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION. STUDENTS WILL
BE IN DEBT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TO ATTEND CABRINI AND GET A
QUALITY EDUCATION BUT IS IT FROM THE HEART? WHY WOULD SOMEONE GO TO
CABRINI WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY COLLEGES IN THIS AREA? ARE YOU
MARKETING TOWARD NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND TO
FORGETTING THE LOCALS WHO WORK FOR EVERY PENNY ALL THEIR LIVES TO GO
TO SCHOOL? QUALITY AND NOT QUANTITY?
Who are these college officials? The impressive appointees on the
board pictured on the website?
THE REAL CABRINI COLLEGE HAS BEEN SOLD OUT......... THIS DOES NOT
STOP AT JOHN....
Payscales of professors are another issue I am sure... But I must
ask how could someone in a powerful position who mentions his or her
own accomplishments in virtually all of the literature mailed out
from the college be so cold? Does John not deserve an explanation at
least? As a caring Cabrini person does he not deserve some type of
reward or financial package for his hard work and loyalty?
A severence package ?????
I know he did not even care about a paycheck because he hardly
was compensated-- he was a passionate volunteer who cared more about
students and their lives not dollars and cents. He built the college
! ! ! Is this the reason he is being let go? Are his type of
recruits not suitable for the target market of the college.
I am sure time will heal the wounds for you and your staff but
never for a Cabrini graduate...... I CANNOT BELIEVE I PAID THIS
INSTITUTION FOR AN EDUCATION OF THE HEART.
PLEASE RESOLVE THE SITUATION AND COME OUT TO THE ALUMNI GAME---
MAKE A STATEMENT AND BE "BRAVE AND ACCOUNTABLE" THE MAN DESERVES IT
AND THE TRUE CABRINI COLLEGE DESERVES IT.
I beg of you PLEASE ! ! ! ! ! Students on campus are coming up to
me and I am being asked by neighbors about the situation..... I have
been getting more e-mails than you would ever believe...... DO YOU
NOT KNOW HOW VALUABLE THIS MAN IS AND WHAT HE MEANS TO PEOPLE ACROSS
THE NATION ?? HE WANTS TO DO HIS JOB AND IF OTHER WOULD LEAVE HIM DO
IT WITHIN PARAMETERS ALL OF US WOULD BE PROUD AGAIN.
Do all of us a favor and disclose the truth about why John was
not resigned. Perhaps your staff is the real reason. But again, I
must question why you did not step in and assess the situation and
do what is in the best interest of the college. I am truly ashamed
and embarrassed. I feel like a family member has passed on and I
will not support Cabrini in anyway.