Thomas Chiarolanzio

I currently oversee advising for first-year and second- year students in our 303 Intercultural Center office. I arrived at Georgetown in the summer of 1995 fresh out of graduate school from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, I attended Gettysburg College where I earned my BA in political science.

I am originally from Madison, New Jersey and still visit the beach town of Avalon with my family every summer. There is nothing like spending time at the Jersey shore and making time for Springer's Homemade Ice Cream in Stone Harbor. Speaking of my family, my wife, Suzy, once worked in the admissions office at Georgetown and is now the director of the college counseling office at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia. We have two kids: Alex, a rising senior in high school and Maddie, a rising 9th grader. And yes, we have a crazy but loveable dog named Quincy.

I'm a huge tennis nut. I play whenever I can and am a diehard fan. I absolutely love Rafa Nadal. My most memorable tennis moment was going to Wimbledon last summer with my son. For a tennis lover, going to Wimbledon to watch matches is a dream come true. I try to play at Yates (Georgetown’s fieldhouse) when I can and am always looking for ways to improve so I can beat my colleague, Dean Napolitano. If you have any tips, let me know! When not playing tennis or spending time with my family, I can be found in my garden. My father was an excellent and passionate gardener and he instilled in me the love and joy of gardening and landscape design.

I am excited to work with you next year and I look forward to greeting all of you at the dean’s assembly during New Student Orientation. Georgetown is a wonderful place to spend four years—take it from someone who has been here for twenty!