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Michele M. Trizzino

Assistant Director of Administration, M.S. Construction Administration

Michele M. Trizzino is the Assistant Director of Administration at Columbia University, for the Master of Science in Construction Administration program. Prior to this role, Trizzino facilitated the launch of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program, a program that is mission-driven and cutting-edge in design. She has contributed to Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies’ historical growth of exceptional candidates and premium retention. Trizzino has traveled across the United States, South Asia, and the Middle East representing Columbia University to meet professionals who range in age, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status with goals to advance their education and position in industry. Trizzino’s mission is to drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and to build relationships with students, faculty, alumni, and external stakeholders to have more women and marginalized groups in leadership roles.

Trizzino is a nationally recognized speech and debate judge. As an expert in competitive public speaking and acting, Trizzino has judged national circuit tournaments hosted by Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has also participated at the New York State Catholic Forensic League Championships and National Catholic Forensic League Championships.

Trizzino has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and International Studies from St. John’s University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Valedictorian of her class. Additionally, she has studied Strategic Communications and Human Capital Management at Columbia University in the City of New York.