Michael Gargano, PhD

President of St. Vincent's College

A seasoned and highly respected professional, Dr. Gargano brings administrative, institutional, and departmental knowledge garnered over more than three decades to St. Vincent's College. He has held leadership positions at the Connecticut State College & University System, the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Louisiana State University System, University of Massachusetts Amherst, George Washington University, University of Rhode Island, and the University of Hartford. Throughout his career, he has championed the mission and vision of each institution, always with a focus on improving academic quality and expanding academic programs.

As Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Dr. Gargano was responsible for facilitating interdisciplinary teaching, research and creative program development while making use of new learning technologies and methods. In addition, he oversaw academic support functions including admissions, financial aid, and registration; established affirmative action goals; sustained the institution's infrastructure and facilities; and was responsible for institutional accreditation.