Alishia Piotrowski named assistant dean for the Dedman College
Alishia Piotrowski, Ed.D. has been named assistant dean for the Dedman College of Hospitality. In this position, Alishia will oversee undergraduate academic programs (including course scheduling and advising). The assistant dean will also assist with staff supervision, curriculum development, college accreditation and institution effectiveness analyses, and leads efforts for student recruitment and retention.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve the Dedman College in this position,” said Alishia. “As FSU’s newest college, we are experiencing a great deal of growth and there is a lot of excitement about the future. We have an exceptional team of faculty and staff and I look forward to supporting them on our new journey as a college.”
Alishia has been with Dedman just over a decade. She worked her way up from office manager, quickly stepping into a significant role as director of industry relations where she worked closely with companies to create opportunities (including the college’s industry recruitment events and professional development workshops) and helped students find internships and jobs.
In 2018, Alishia was appointed director of the newly opened Marriott Career & Professional Development Center. In addition to her role in industry relations, she took on managing the center’s budget, expanding services offered to students, and launched a mentor program.
Upon finishing her doctoral degree, Alishia became a faculty member in January 2019. She has taught multiple courses in the college, including Hospitality Leadership & Ethics, Hospitality Financial Analysis, and Hospitality Colloquium.
“Alishia is most deserving of this position and will excel in her new role, just as she’s excelled at every position she’s held previously with the college,” says Dr. Don Farr, Dedman College of Hospitality’s dean. “She has outstanding academic and professional qualifications. I have no doubt she will accomplish great things as assistant dean.”
Alishia will continue to direct the Marriott Career & Professional Development Center as well as serve as teaching faculty. She holds a doctorate in higher education administration, as well as an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from the FSU College of Business.