Congrats to ALLEN BURDOWSKI, the new associate dean for Graduate and Professional Studies at St. Francis College in the Heights. At the self-professed “small college of big dreams” since 2001, Dr. Burdowski is leaving big shoes to fill since he is currently chairman of the Biology Department and the IT Department as well as director of the faculty center for curriculum and technology at St. Francis. College President Frank Macchiarola praised the “overacheiving” professor for his academic strengths and his compassion for his students.