Joseph E. Oliva, Esq., serves as Vice President for Administration, Secretary and General Counsel. He joined the University in October 2000.
Mr. Oliva is the chief administrative officer of the University, overseeing Athletics, Public Safety, Human Resources, the Office of General Counsel, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Audit. As the University’s General Counsel, he is the chief legal officer providing counsel to the Board of Trustees, the President and other University administrative offices.
Prior to his position at St. John’s, Mr. Oliva worked as a litigation associate at the firms Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP and Garfunkel, Wild, P.C.
Mr. Oliva graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University (B.S., Finance) and magna cum laude from St. John’s School of Law. He served on the St. John’s Law Review. Mr. Oliva is ordained as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He resides on Long Island with his wife and their three children.