Office of the President


Mark C. Reed, Ed.D.

Dr. Mark C. Reed served for 15 years in progressive senior leadership roles at Fairfield University – including senior vice president for administration and chief of staff, interim vice president for university advancement, vice president for student affairs and dean of students – and was an adjunct faculty member in the mathematics department.  While at Fairfield, Dr. Reed was senior advisor to the president, participated in all aspects of university planning and operations, and oversaw many varied offices, departments and functions.  Dr. Reed was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Ignatian Colleagues Program and participated in several other formation and mission-related programs through both Fairfield and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU).

Prior to work in higher education, Dr. Reed’s experience includes teaching and administration at the secondary level at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass., and Saint Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pa.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fairfield University, a master’s degree in secondary educational administration from Boston College, an MBA from Fairfield, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.