Contact Information


Brendan Caputo, M.S. Ed.
TRIO Program Coordinator
516.323.4021

Brendan joined Molloy College as a counselor for the St. Thomas Aquinas Program in June of 2013. He has earned two master's degrees - one in College Student Development Counseling and one in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He is currently persuing his doctoral degree in education, here at Molloy. 

Brendan believes that students have the ability to make their collegiate experience both meaningful and enjoyable. Brendan prides himself on being calm and approachable and wants to help students define their path in college and in life. Students are comfortable coming to Brendan and appreciate his objective point of view. When he isn't hard at work, Brendan enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym and watching Law and Order and the New York Mets on TV. He is also very proud of having been instrumental in bringing pet therapy sessions to Molloy's campus.

Diane Plaia, A.A.S. 
Administrative Assistant
516.323.3283

Diane came to Molloy in 1992 as a temp and decided to stay. She initially worked in the Tutoring Office and then in 2001, she began a dual role working in both Support Services and with the TRiO Program - the very first year the Grant was approved.

She loves working with Molloy's students and the other members of the TRIO Office and the Student Solution Center. Diane's husband, Roger, is an Army veteran and Diane spent two years in Germany working for the U.S. government when he was stationed there. The mother of three adult children, Diane is the proud grandmother of three - with a fourth due in March.

Always an active part of the Molloy community, Diane has served on both the Middle States Accreditation Committee and the Health and Welfare Committee for Molloy. Diane is a recepient of the Molloy President's Distinguised Service Award presented to honor her service and committment to the College.

Come visit the TRIO office in the Student Solution Center, just off the lobby of the Wilbur Arts Building.
Email: trio@molloy.edu