Lisa B. Zanders, M.S. Ed.
TRIO Program Coordinator
Lisa began her career at Molloy College in the Fall of 2017, taking on the TRiO Coordinator position for the federally funded Student Support Service (SSS) Project. Lisa brings with her a wealth of experience and has over 25 years of experience working with students in a support setting, under a number of different federally and state funded programs. Lisa has worked as a HEOP counselor, an EOP counselor, a level III advisor at Georgia State University and most recently, as the Upward Bound Coordinator at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Lisa's warm demeanor, strong work ethic and passion for working with students quickly made her an asset to the TRiO SSS Program at Molloy.
Lisa's love for her work shows in her daily interactions with students. Quick with a word of encouragement or a smile, she is able to provide confidence and comfort to the individuals with whom she works. For Lisa, the most rewarding part of her job is watching her students walk across the stage at graduation. In her spare time, Lisa loves to sew.
Diane Plaia, A.A.S.
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.