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Iona College Appoints Alumna as Director of Alumni Relations

New Rochelle, NY (November 21, 2014) Iona has appointed Elizabeth Faia Orgera ’10MBA as the College’s director of Alumni Relations.

Orgera’s relationship with Iona spans several years and began with an internship in the College’s Athletics department. She spent five years with Iona Athletics working on marketing, sponsorship and ticket operations. During that time, Orgera forged and cultivated relationships with many Iona alumni and became an Iona alumna herself, earning an MBA through the College.

In 2012, Orgera transitioned her skills to the work of another area of the College – Advancement and Presidential Events. During the last two years she has gained an abundance of experience helping plan and execute several events for Iona alumni – from golf outings to galas. Now, she will take the helm in leading and engaging Iona’s alumni base of more than 40,000.

“Lizzie has gained impressive experience at Iona working in Athletics and in Advancement & External Affairs,” said Paul J. Sutera, senior vice president for Advancement & External Affairs. “She knows our alumni well and as an Iona graduate herself, she will help us take our alumni relations efforts to new levels. The Alumni Association Board and I are excited about her serving in this key role."

Orgera looks forward to the new challenges and opportunities that await her as Iona’s director of Alumni Relations, and feels fortunate that she was the chosen candidate.

“From day one, I have admired the passion that Iona College alumni have for their institution,” said Orgera. “I am truly honored and privileged to lead an alumni base of over 40,000 in continuing to carry out and live the mission of Blessed Edmund Rice.”

About Iona College
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona College is the second largest private sector employer in New Rochelle, NY.