Annette Diorio joined the College as vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jan. 2, 2023.
She was previously vice president for Student Life at Lafayette College, where she served in student affairs leadership for more than two decades.
At Union, she leads a broad portfolio of student-facing services and operations including the residential experience; dining; health and wellness; student activities; student conduct and athletics.
At Lafayette, Diorio championed recognition of the college’s first multicultural Greek organization and was instrumental in simplifying Lafayette’s housing rate structure to promote greater equity in the residence halls. She also worked alongside students to implement a number of initiatives, including an increase in wages for student workers, redesigning the accreditation process for the college’s Greek chapters and significant renovations to student residential and social spaces.
Diorio was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York at Cortland, her master’s degree from St. Lawrence University, and her a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Kansas.