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Leadership and Administration

University Administrative and Academic Leadership

St. John’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the University’s educational mission by advancing a vision for the future, ensuring equity at every level, and sustaining a tradition of academic excellence.

Rev. Brian J. ShanleyRev.  Brian J. Shanley, O.P.
Simon MollerRev. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M., M.Div., M.Th. ’78NDC 
Executive Vice President for Mission
Simon MollerSimon Geir Møller, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sharon Hewitt WatkinsSharon Hewitt Watkins, M.A., C.P.A.
Vice President for Business Affairs, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Joseph OliviaJoseph E. Oliva, Esq.
Vice President for Administration, Secretary, and General Counsel
Christian Vaupel HeadshotChristian P. Vaupel, Ed.D.
Vice President for Advancement and University Relations
Rachel Pereira, Ed.D., Esq.

Rachel Pereira, Ed.D., Esq.
Vice President of Equity and Inclusion

Nunziatina A. ManuliNunziatina A. Manuli ’97MBA
Vice President and Chief of Staff to
the President
Sarah Jean KellySarah Jean Kelly J.D.
Vice President for Student  Success and Retention Strategy

Kathryn HutchinsonKathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D.*
Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs
*currently on sabbatical

Keaton Wong headshotKeaton Wong, J.D.
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Anne Rocco PacioneAnne Rocco Pacione
Chief Information Officer
Mike Cragg HeadshotMike Cragg
Director of Athletics
 Theresa DelgadoTeresa Delgado, Ph.D.
Dean, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
James D. Wolfinger, Ph.D.James D. Wolfinger, Ph.D.
Dean, The School of Education
Michael SimonsMichael A. Simons, J.D.
Dean, School of Law
Norean Sharpe HeadshotMaciek Nowak, Ph.D.
Dean, Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair
Professor of Decision Sciences
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business


Anne Y. F. Lin ’84P, ’86Pharm.D.Anne Y. F. Lin ’84P, ’86Pharm.D., FNAP
Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Luca IandoliLuca Iandoli, Ph.D.
Dean, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies


David N. Gachigo, M.P.A, M.A. HeadshotDavid N. Gachigo, M.P.A, M.A.
Interim Vice Provost, Staten Island
Caroline FuchsCaroline Fuchs ’04MLS
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries