Patricia A. Navarroli
Secretary to the Dean
- Office Location:
- St. Vincent's Hall Room 414
Patricia's official title is secretary to the dean, but her unofficial title may be “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.” Working with the students in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been an enlightening and rewarding experience for Patricia, whose duties are diverse and sometimes challenging, but never boring.
While working in the department, Patricia also earned my degree in Travel and Tourism Administration in 1998. When students express concern about a class or exam, chances are she took the same class or a similar exam and she tries to offer suggestions amd even sympathy, when necessary. She also had many of the current faculty as professors.
Patricia has been employed at Niagara University for 18 years and spent the last six in the Institute of Travel, Hotel and Restaurant Administration, now the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Throughout the years, she has seen many changes take place, including the change from an institute to a college, a testament to the university’s commitment to the college and its curriculum.
Some of Patricia's main responsibilities within the college are handling correspondence, addressing phone inquiries, scheduling meetings, classes and seminars, coordinating advisement, making appointments, maintaining student’s permanent files, overseeing special projects, coordinating printing, supervising special and routine mailings, maintaining an inventory of supplies, and just being there for students, faculty and the dean when they need her.
Patricia considers one of the most rewarding aspects of her job to be seeing students develop into mature and professional individuals.