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St. Vincent's College In Bridgeport Names New President

Dr. Michael Gargano
Dr. Michael Gargano Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- After a national search, Dr. Michael Gargano of Hartford has been selected to serve as president of St. Vincent's College in Bridgeport.

Gargano will lead the college into its 25th anniversary year, with a focus on expanding academic programming, enhancing student experiences, and increasing financial aid resources.

His tenure will commence Feb. 15.

Anita T. Gliniecki of Monroe has served as interim president of St. Vincent's College since the July retirement of Martha K. Shouldis.

"Dr. Gargano's extensive experience at high caliber educational institutions is exactly the leadership we want as we begin the College's next quarter century," said Dr. Stuart G. Marcus, president and CEO of St. Vincent's Medical Center. "His unwavering commitment to academic excellence will serve the College well as we prepare and graduate the next generation of our healthcare workforce to meet the demands of our transforming national healthcare delivery system."

A seasoned and highly respected professional, 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 and 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.

"St. Vincent's has first rate, accomplished and expert faculty, students with a yearning to learn, a Medical Center that provides a comprehensive clinical and didactic experience, an affiliation with Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit healthcare system, and a dedicated Board of Trustees," Gargano said. "I couldn't ask for a better place from which to begin and I look forward to building on its strong foundation of excellence."

St. Vincent's College, a subsidiary of St. Vincent's Medical Center, provides associate degree programs in Nursing, Medical Assisting, Radiography, and General Studies as well as bachelor's degree completion programs in Nursing, Radiologic Sciences, and Healthcare Leadership. It also offers a wide range of online courses and short-term certificate programs leading to health careers.

To learn more about St. Vincent's College, visit the school website.

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