Office Staff

University Director of Presidential and Academic Affairs

Vanessa Perez, MPP

Vanessa Perez joined FDU in May 2020. As the Director of Academic Affairs, she is responsible for stewarding the priorities and vision of the University Provost and academic leaders. She oversees centralized academic processes, collaborates closely with the academic deans and directors, and serves as a conduit for the development and implementation of policies and procedures. She will continue to support Dr. Avaltroni in his role as President.

Vanessa is pursuing her doctorate in higher education from FDU and holds a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts in political science, both from Rutgers University.

Contact Information
201-692-7094 | 973-443-8558

Executive Assistant to the Office of the President

Isabel Comp

After serving in a temporary role with the University since January 2023, Isabel joined the President’s Office full-time in July of 2023. Her previous experience includes executive support and business management at Goya Foods. Isabel has vast event planning experience and works to ensure the office will continue to deliver high-quality, cost effective, and visually appealing events hosted by the president and provost. She manages the president’s office on the Metropolitan Campus, and is the main point of contact for the interim University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs’ calendar and time as well as additional support for academic affairs projects, such as the faculty review process.

Contact Information
Metropolitan Campus | 1000 River Road | H-DH1-03 | Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914 | 201-692-7100 Voice | 201-692-7099 Fax
Florham Campus | 285 Madison Avenue | M-MS1-04 | Madison, NJ 07940-1006 | 973-443-8927 Voice | 201-692-7099 Fax