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Patricia Zinga
Patrica Zinga
Associate Dean of Financial Aid
Triton College

Class of 2000

How has Triton College made an impact on your life?
Initially, 24 years ago, Triton College was simply a new employer. I discovered rather quickly the academic environment stimulated my desire to learn and do more, and colleagues here were very encouraging and supportive of my educational journey; a long and rewarding one. Now, I have the honor of utilizing my experiences in my daily work to encourage and assist my fellow community members in meeting success in their chosen journey. Triton College was not only the catalyst for my journey, but my destination as well.

Patricia Zinga is a 24-year employee of Triton College and has worked in various positions including Chargeback Specialist, Financial Aid Specialist, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, Bursar, Call Center Coordinator, and currently as Associate Dean of Financial Aid.

Patricia received an Associate of Arts from Triton College, a Bachelor of Arts (with a concentration in business) from DePaul University’s School for New Learning, and ultimately a Master of Arts (Leadership in Higher Education) from Northeastern Illinois University.

Raising three children in Franklin Park, her community service experience includes 13 years as a Board of Education Member for the Franklin Park Public School District (the last 10 years as President), 18 years on the Executive Board of the Franklin Park PTA (serving as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), Secretary to the Local Cub Pack, and Fundraiser for the Franklin Park Boys Baseball Program.

Currently, Patricia represents Triton College on the Board of Directors for the Chamber by O’Hare.