Having worked as the Assistant Director of International Student Program and Services and DSO for the past two years, Grayson Savoie has resigned making way for the new International Student Advisor and DSO, Elizabeth Baldwin.
“I’m excited to be in this journey with you all,” Baldwin said.
Baldwin, who is from Queens, is a graduate of Adelphi University has been working and supporting international students for the last two years.
“Elizabeth has a great experience,” said the manager of SFC International, Bora Dimitrov. “I think her experience lies in the area of connecting domestic and international students, making sure that there is a voice for international students heard in the campus community but also making domestic students aware of how much value international students are bringing to the table.”
Baldwin noted that she is new to the DSO role, however, she is learning to ensure that she gets the best information. “Sometimes, especially at first, that might mean me saying, ‘I don’t know but I’m going to get back to you,’” Baldwin said. “Because I want that information to be always completely correct.”
Being excited about collaborating with admissions, student life, and student activities, Baldwin said, “I’m particularly excited for when its safe and we’re all able to be back together and to be very active with the international community.”
She urges students to ask questions. “I want that line of communication to be really open,” Baldwin said. “Please feel free to ask me questions.” Baldwin also announced her “brand new” SFC email giving students a channel in which they can contact her with any concerns or questions they may have.
Name: Elizabeth Baldwin| Title: International Student Advisor DSO| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Savoie’s passion for helping international students is what led him to St. Francis College as he jumped at the opportunity to establish the Office of International Student Program and Services. A little over two years after, he achieved just that and notes one of his major accomplishments as “establishing a presence for international students on campus.”
While at St. Francis College, Savoie formed many relationships with many of the international students. “I’d be sad not to work with the international student population at St. Francis,” Savoie said. “They’re amazing and I’m going to miss each and every one. I’m really sad that I’m leaving.”
When asked why he decided to leave St. Francis College, Savoie said, “I accepted a position closer to my hometown.” Savoie who lives in Vermont New Jersey accepted the position of Immigration Advisor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
Having spent seven years helping international students, Savoie will go on to Dartmouth College where he will continue helping the international student population.
“I truly appreciate having the opportunity to serve as your international advisor for the past two years. I could not ask for a better group of students to help on their educational journey that the students at St. Francis College. I’m excited to see where all of you end up in life,” Savoie said. “Keep being you!”