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Cheryl Fabrizi Named Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services
Cheryl Fabrizi has been named the University’s associate vice president of auxiliary services.
She has more than 15 years of experience in collegiate hospitality, food services, strategic and capital planning, and undergraduate/graduate student marketing communications, and has spent the last five years as assistant vice president of Housing and Food Services for Pennsylvania State University.
Additionally, Fabrizi has held leadership roles with many globally recognized brands, including Sodexo, QVC, State University of New York (SUNY), Caesars/Starwood and Gentex Corporation. Fabrizi will begin her role May 8 and will report to John Papazoglou, senior vice president and chief operations officer.
In this role, Fabrizi will oversee a wide range of mission-critical services aimed at enhancing campus life for students, faculty, staff and guests, Auxiliary Services provides a comprehensive list of services, including dining, housing, meal plans, lodging, Campus Store and more.
“I am thrilled Cheryl is joining us here at Syracuse University,” says Papazoglou. “She is the perfect choice to lead Auxiliary Services onward and upward. Her track record of enhancing the experiences of students and the extended university community though technology and innovation are well known by our peers. We cannot wait for her to get started.”
“I’m excited to the join the Syracuse University community and leverage the breadth and depth of my professional experiences to pursue excellence in service,” Fabrizi says. “I aim to create synergies that positively touch hearts and shape lasting memories of on- and off-campus customers, guests and visitors.”
During her time at Penn State, Fabrizi oversaw a nearly $300 million annual housing and food services budget and a $21 million annual capital deferred maintenance plan, in one of the largest collegiate housing and dining programs in the U.S. and the largest in Pennsylvania. Her portfolio also includes supervision of the $780+ million East Halls/Pollock Halls capital renovation project. She provided leadership and vision for the housing and dining portfolio that employed over 700 full-time employees and more than 1,800 student employees serving 21 campuses across Pennsylvania.
Fabrizi also spearheaded such initiatives as auxiliary and business services talent acquisition/hiring events which led to significant boosts in staffing; the development and expansion of the housing and dining brand, LiveOn (liveon.psu.edu); and the development, execution and management of LiveOn Grant–four-year undergraduate student need-based room and board financial aid awards to address housing and food insecurity needs at 12 Penn State residential campuses.
Fabrizi earned her master’s degree in direct and integrative marketing from Mercy College and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State. She also served as an adjunct faculty member throughout her career, teaching courses in entrepreneurship and marketing at Binghamton University, Broome Community College and Mercy College. Fabrizi has earned recognition from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), the Association of College and University Housing Officers–International (ACUHO-i) and served as a Big 10 senior housing officer.