As the director of graduate and undergraduate recruiting, Vittoria directs, designs and implements strategies to recruit students into the School of Architecture. Additionally, she develops strategies to manage and maintain communications with prospective undergraduate students via mail, email, social media, and by phone. She is responsible for the initiation, design and implementation of special events to attract prospective student visitors to campus and to increase interest in Syracuse University. Vittoria represents the Syracuse University and the School of Architecture at international, national, regional, and local recruiting functions and has presented “The Education Path of An Architect” at regional and national programs across the United States and in China.
Applicants can be assured that Vittoria is overseeing their portfolio submission as she responsible for coordination of undergraduate portfolio reviews on-campus, off-campus and those submitted on-line or by mail.
Vittoria also oversees the Student Ambassadors, Peer Advisors, and Student Mentor Squad (SMS). These three peer mentoring groups are dedicated to making students feel welcome within the School of Architecture and assist in the transition of studying in a professional degree. In later years, the SMS is dedicated to extending the peer advisor-advisee relationship beyond the first year in order to foster relationship between upperclassmen and underclassman.
Outside of the School of Architecture, Vittoria has worked with the Syracuse City School District as a facilitator for Courageous Conversations on Race Initiative (CCRI). The goal of CCRI and the Syracuse City School District is to close the educational gap that exists between racially diverse children in the school district by providing insight on how and why the educational gap exists. Included discussion of cultural and racial issues.
She has also facilitated dialogue circles within the University’s Courageous Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CARE) program. She is certified as county-wide dialogue trainer for CARE - a six-week inter-group dialogue program that brings together small groups of interested students to exchange views that result in greater awareness about issues and experiences across diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial groups.