Lafayette’s Vice President for Student Life Annette Diorio will become the next Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Union College, effective Jan. 2, 2023.

“I am grateful for the depth and breadth of opportunity that has marked the two-plus decades I have been at Lafayette,” Diorio said. “Our students are inspirational and the dedication of the faculty and staff is remarkable. I will always think fondly of my time on College Hill and will remember the many friends I have met along the way.”

“For more than two decades, Annette has given impactful service to Lafayette College and to improving the student experience,” said President Nicole Hurd. “She has worked tirelessly to make Lafayette a more inclusive and welcoming home for generations of students, and provided great leadership in helping the College navigate the pandemic. As she begins a new chapter, we extend both our gratitude and best wishes.”

Diorio has served Lafayette for more than 22 years, including as vice president since 2012. Her leadership of the College’s COVID-19 Action Group was critical and made a lasting impact on the campus. A passionate advocate for students, she worked with students on a number of their initiatives, including most recently a Student Government proposal to raise the student minimum wage and a PASA (Pards Against Sexual Assault) recommendation to create a full-time Student Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator. She also was instrumental in redesigning the recognition and accreditation processes for Greek organizations, including championing recognition for Lafayette’s first multicultural sorority.

Diorio’s tenure at Lafayette ends on Dec. 22, 2022, and the process of initiating a search for her successor will begin immediately.

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