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Shaileen Kopec Oral History

Interviewee:  Shaileen Kopec

Interviewer:  Gus Nolan and Jan Stivers

Interview Date: November 8, 2001; August 24, 2022

Summary: In part 1, Shaileen comments on her various positions at Marist. This includes: her unique experiences, comments on the Marist Brothers, her opinions of the three presidents at Marist, and how Marist has changed over the past twenty-five years. In part 2, Shaileen speaks about her time working first as a part-time employee and then a full time executive at Marist College. She discusses how the growth of the college necessitated the growth of the position and department she was hired into. Shaileen also discusses the relationship of the Marist Alumni and the success of the college and it’s graduates. She also talks about what that might look like moving forward in the next phase of higher education.


Kopec, Shaileen
Marist Brothers—United States—History
Marist College Executive
Marist College History
Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Marist College Social Aspects

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