In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti

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VP for Enrollment and Access passes away

Melissa Trifiletti, CSU’s Vice President for Enrollment and Access, died Sunday following a fierce battle against cancer. She was just 48, but she had a remarkably large impact in her relatively short life.

Trifiletti was named vice president in April following a search to replace Robin Brown, who retired in June. Although she arrived on campus just three years ago,  she had a profound and lasting impact on CSU as director of admissions. Under her leadership, CSU has recorded consecutive years of record enrollment and recruited the most diverse classes of incoming freshmen and transfer students in its history – all at a time when other universities struggled with declining enrollment.

A memorial service will be held in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio, in the coming weeks. A campus memorial will be announced at a later date.

A memorial fund to plant a tree and place a bench on campus honoring Trifiletti’s work has also been established at CSU; you can donate online.

Melissa Trifiletti
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