President of Cabrini College (1992- 2008)
Dr. Antoinette Iadarola, Ph.D., was installed as the 6th president of Cabrini College and its first lay chief executive officer. Dr. Iadarola is pictured for her inauguration wearing a medallion, the center of which contains the coat-of-arms of the Missionary Sisters who sponsor Cabrini College.
"I welcome the charge and challenge to guard the integrity and shape the mission of Cabrini College in today's competitive environment," President Iadarola stated during the inauguration. She began her tenure in 1992.
Dr. Iadarola was quoted in The Catholic standard and times, 1993, as saying, "Cabrini has received recognition because of the integration of community service in the curriculum. We are one of six sites the federal government has chosen to have what is called The National center for service learning and school change."
December of 1992, the Dixon Challenge Gift was presented to the board of trustees. The Dixon family promised to double their $500,000 gift if the college would match it with another $1-million by June 1994. The challenge was met ahead of schedule, and the Dixon Center became a reality. A festive dedication was complete with The Harlem Wizards, Philadelphia Mayor, Ed Rendell, and an indoor street fair. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon were presented with a card of over 2,000 expressions of thanks.
A new style of dormitory living, the apartment complex, was built for juniors and seniors. The upper classmen moved in upon its completion in January 1998.
Drexel University and Cabrini College formed an alliance in 2001, Drexel being host to Cabrini's technology-related services. This was the first such partnership in the country with one college hiring a completely separate academic institution to oversee its computer technology. In the photograph, Presidents of both institutions exchanged sweatshirts. President Papadakis displays Cabrini's colors.
In October of 2002, there was a celebration of Dr. Iadarola's 10 years as president of Cabrini. She spoke of moving forward, quoting hockey great, Wayne Gretzky, who said, "in order to be successful, one must go where the puck is going to be, not where it is".
Dr. Iadarola's colleagues and fellow presidents in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE), lauded their friend for her many accomplishments, ending with: "May God continue to bless the work of your hands, mind, and heart. Ad multos annos!"
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Gainer, N.S. (2001, Spring). The Hamilton family foundation wing is dedicated. Cabrini Primetime, p. 5.
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Last revision: May 14, 2004