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Message from the Board of Trustees

Message From the Board of Trustees

The St. Francis College Board of Trustees appointed Tim Cecere as Acting President, effective March 20, 2023.

Prior to assuming his former position as Chief Operating Officer of the College in August 2022, Tim was a member of the Board of Trustees.

Tim brings decades of experience in business operations, strategic positioning, human relations, and talent development, from his work with WPP, the world’s largest advertising, media, and public relations company. He earned degrees in psychology and business from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University. Throughout his career Tim has built strong relationships between the corporate world and academia, serving as a guest lecturer, trainer, and curriculum designer at many institutions of higher education in our region including Syracuse University, Hofstra University, and The City College of New York to name a few.

Born in Brooklyn, Tim is among the first in his family to attend college, and truly committed to the role this institution can play in the city where he was raised. Tim is also the proud parent of a St. Francis College graduate.

Upon Tim’s appointment as Acting President, Denis J. Salamone ’75, Chair of the St. Francis College Board of Trustees said, “The Board knows that Tim understands our history, our Franciscan legacy, and our commitment to enhancing our academic programs as we build towards the future.”

“Tim, the Board, and the College Leadership Team are committed to delivering a top-notch, adaptable, and reasonably priced education for our students,” Salamone said. “We remain rooted in our Franciscan principles of community, cooperation, and engagement.”

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