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Talking with … Myra Casiano

Interviews | Feb 08, 2019 |

Myra CasianoEvery “Talking with…” feature introduces you to a different Gabelli School faculty member, administrator, or staff member. This week, learn about Myra Casiano, office manager of the faculty center at Lincoln Center.

How long have you been at the Gabelli School?
I’ve been here for 29 years!

How has your role changed over the past six months?
I now assist with new-employee onboarding and help staff members register with Corporate Travel Planners, our designated full-service travel agency.

What are you looking forward to the most this semester?
I’m looking forward to when the AACSB comes to do their review of the Gabelli School because it will mean staff members can be at ease.

What is the most challenging project you’ve completed in the past year?
The most challenging project has been trying to get professors’ syllabi and formatting them correctly for the upcoming accreditation review.

What is the most rewarding project you’ve completed in the past year?
This is not work-related, but I would have to say it’s cleaning my son and daughter’s closet. Boy, oh boy—what a project.

Can you describe a recent example you’ve seen of faculty or staff serving others?
I always see a lot of devotion coming from our professors when it comes to helping students during class and even after they graduate.


Fun questions

If you had to watch the same movie every week for the next year, which would you choose?
The Disney movie Coco. It definitely is a tear-jerker.

Road trip or plane travel?
Since 9/11 I have been terrified of flying, so I would have to pick a road trip.

Would you rather have a 6-day work week with a weeklong vacation every month or a 4-day work week with no vacations?
I’d choose the 4-day work week.

Favorite warm beverage:
Hot chocolate with marshmallows, and melted gouda cheese. Mmmm…

Favorite cold beverage:

You wake up on a Wednesday morning to find you’re snowed in, and Fordham is closed. What do you do next?
Jump back into bed and snuggle with my Yorkie, Bella!


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