Richard J. Ferraro, Assistant Vice President

Richard Ferraro

Richard J. Ferraro is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. In this position, Ferraro provides leadership for student health and wellness services and will facilitate campus-wide initiatives that foster student learning and development in the academic, personal, and recreational environments. He also oversees several university departments, including Schiffert Health Center, Cook Counseling Center, Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Department of Recreational Sports. He received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Prior to taking his position as assistant vice president, he served as dean of students at Bucknell University, a liberal arts college of 3,400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. He was also dean of students at Columbia University’s College of General Studies, served as assistant dean at the College of William and Mary, and was assistant dean at Emory College.

Ferraro was also a Fulbright Scholar to Italy in 1978 and won the Prix de Rome of the American Academy in 1979.