Dear Ms Iadarola:
I am writing to you today with a true concern over the dismissal of John Dzik. I
am not an alumnus, but I am a close friend and the sister of Coach Keeley. John
Dzik is an unbelievable individual who has dedicated his life to helping young
men and women achieve their goals in life. I have been a fan of Cabrini
Basketball since John Dzik started there. My whole family is Cabrini Basketball
John Dzik is Cabrini College. Unfortunately, in your decision to dismiss him you
failed to realize that. John Dzik has brought revenue into the school since
starting that program. This is a man who opened his whole life to these young
men and worked with them so they could become prominent members in their
communities and in their careers. These men now are your benefactors.
Unfortunately, the decision you have made will now stop that revenue stream
from flowing into Cabrini College as evidenced by all the letters you have
received. Being a businessperson as I am, I truly find it hard to understand as
to how you will be able to support your decision to your board of trustees
since revenues and contributions will decrease dramatically because of the
uneducated decision you have made regarding John Dzik.
Whether you realize it or not John Dzik along with his coaching staff put
Cabrini College on the map. There efforts increased your enrollment as not only
basketball players came as a result of the recruiting efforts of the basketball
staff others came as well due to their high esteem and belief that John Dzik
would not steer them wrong regarding their education and their future. I think
if you review your records, you will find several individuals in the
surrounding areas where John and his wife reside attended Cabrini College over
the years and that was due to John Dzik alone.
So you have not only lost a tremendous basketball coach you have also lost a
recruiter for your school which again affects the bottom line.
My daughter, who now attends the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York,
owes a tremendous credit to John Dzik and his wife as John's wife was my
daughter's caretaker for the first four years of her life. She regularly
attended Cabrini's basketball games along with several other events for the
team during her early years. I will never forget the day that John told me that
he was taking a course at school so that he could be better equipped to
understand my daughter at her early age. That was something I never forgot.
As my daughter grew older, there was no longer a need for Suzie Dzik to care for
my daughter but they remained a part of her life even to this day. Being a
single parent, it is difficult to raise a child these days but I am proud to
say that my daughter is currently on the Dean's List at FIT and this is due in
part to the continued support of John and Suzie Dzik.
Keeping all this in mind, I again will state that it is hard for me as well as a
tremendous amount of other individuals why a decision like this would be made.
The loss of current revenues and contributions added to the loss of potential
revenues is not a good business decision any way you look at it. I recognize
that given the current situation, it is embarrassing to rescind your decision
made previously, but for the sake of the school and for John Dzik, I would
truly wish that you reconsider your decision, as the removal of John Dzik will
be the downfall of Cabrini College.
A good businessperson will admit when they have made a bad decision and do
whatever to rectify the bad decision even at the embarrassment of themselves.
Please ask yourself that question are you a good businessperson. If you feel
that you are, I would ask that you rectify this situation immediately and make
a public apology to John and his family along with the rest of the coaching
I anxiously look forward to your response in the anticipation that you will find
the courage to rectify the ill-advised decision you have made.
Margaret (Keeley) Moulder