About Us

DDA University 

DDA University is an industry leader in promotional products and branded merchandise exclusively for the academic arena. DDA U is dedicated to helping schools build and promote their brands, engage students and their families, and strengthen the stewardship of their alumni bases. 

DDA U brings over 30 years of experience exclusively to higher-education promotion and marketing, providing top-notch customer service by industry experts. Services include design, printing, fulfillment, and kitting, as well as all promotional and marketing services needed to develop successful programs and events for prospective and current students, alumni, and donors.     


Frank DiCostanzo 

DDA University’s founder, Frank DiCostanzo, brings the added skillset of being an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator to DDA. Frank has run a successful NYC-based design firm, DDA Communications Group, for more than 30 years. To meet his clients’ growing needs for promotional products and branded merchandise, he founded ddapromotions.com, which has become the top trusted resource of several major corporations and universities. 

After working closely with several major universities as a creative director for more than 15 years, Frank recognized that this field had very specific and individualized needs. So, he created DDA University to serve as a resource completely dedicated to the academic world. 


Stephanie Bakirtzis Christodoulou 

Stephanie brings a very important perspective to DDA University. Having worked in higher-education marketing for more than 20 years for both New York University and St. John’s University, she has a thorough understanding of how universities function and what their needs are. Her roles include being a key member of their Marketing and Communications teams, focusing on advancement, enrollment, and advertising and publications divisions. Her vast experience and expertise in the field is a crucial element in why DDA University differs dramatically from the average promotional products distributor regarding the academic arena. 



Together, these two professionals create an exciting team uniquely prepared and qualified to service the academic sector.