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President’s Cabinet

L. John Durney, Ed.D., Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Durney joined the College community in 1973, and has served the institution in a variety of capacities, including Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of College and Community Relations, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Senior Vice President.  He serves as a member of the President’s cabinet and oversees the academic programs, support services, faculty, library services, records, special programs, retention, and program development.  He has been a member of the faculty since 1975, is a tenured Professor of Communication, and has taught courses in journalism, public relations and communications, including Media Law & Ethics and the Senior Seminar for Communication Arts majors.

Vin Crapanzano, M.B.A., Senior Vice President
Vin Crapanzano is Senior Vice President at St. Thomas Aquinas College. As a member of the president's cabinet, he works closely with the President, Dr. Margaret M. Fitzpatrick, S.C. as well as the other vice presidents at the college. Mr. Crapanzano came to the College community in 1985 and served as the Director of Public Information until 1987. He joined the North Rockland School District as Director of Community Relations in 1987 and served there until 1992. For 10 years he served as the Program Coordinator for the Leadership Rockland program and is an honorary alumnus. In 1993 he rejoined the college as Director of Communications and was promoted to Executive Director, Assistant to the President, Dean for Enrollment Management and Marketing (2005) and Vice President (2008). As Senior Vice President, he is responsible for all enrollment strategies at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervises the office of campus communications and marketing; admissions; financial aid; international students; high school programs; and degree programs for active duty military personnel and veterans. Mr. Crapanzano works with the Deans of the three Schools as well as the Director of the Honors Program; the HEOP program; and the Pathways Program on strategies to grow student enrollment.

Kevin P. Duignan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Mr. Duignan joined the College Community in 1997 as Director of Development and Alumni Affairs. Subsequently promoted in 2000 to Executive Director, in 2006, he was named Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  A dual alumnus of the College (B.A. ’75 and M.B.A. ’06) he directs all of the College’s institutional advancement initiatives, which include foundation, community and governmental affairs, annual giving and alumni affairs, commemorative and memorial scholarships, major gifts, capital campaign and planned gifts.  The Annual Tribute Dinner, the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, the Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner as well as coordination of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the President’s Council are among the major responsibilities of the office.

Joseph Donini, M.B.A., Treasurer and Vice President of Administration & Finance
Mr. Donini joined St.Thomas in 2006 as Vice President of Administration.  He was subsequently promoted to Treasurer and Vice President of Administration & Finance in 2010.  In this role, Mr. Donini is Chief Financial Officer responsible for financial management, budget, banking and investment, risk management, business services and financial aspects of auxiliary enterprises. He oversees the activities of the Business Office and Human Resources. Mr. Donini is also a senior administrative official responsible for construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of physical plant facilities, and management and implementation of the college's facilities master plan. In addition, Mr. Donini oversees Information Technology and has met the challenge of keeping STAC on the cutting edge in an ever-changing environment.

Kirk Manning, Ed.D. Vice President and Dean for Student Development
Dr. Manning joined the College community in 2009 as Vice President and Dean for Student Development.  A member of the President’s cabinet, he provides administrative leadership, supervision and coordination of student life. As Dean, Dr. Manning represents student needs to the college administration and faculty and transmits expectations from these groups to the students. The Dean oversees most non-academic departments at the college including Career and Psychological Services, Health Services, Career Services, Campus Ministry and Volunteer Services, Athletics, Residence Life and Dining Services, Safety and Security, and Student Activities.



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