Leadership & Vision

Moving the University Forward

Saint Joseph’s is led by a group of experienced, passionate individuals dedicated to cultivating a culture of inclusivity, engaged citizenship and personal excellence.

Dr. Mark Reed SJU President
University President

Dr. Mark C. Reed

Dr. Mark C. Reed became president of Saint Joseph's University in 2015. Previously he 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 of 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. 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 included teaching and administration at the secondary level. 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.

Meet the Leadership Team

Operating under the guidance of University President Dr. Mark C. Reed, Saint Joseph’s leadership team works to create ambitious and innovative plans for the future of the University. 

Our Path Forward

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The University's Strategic Plan, Thinking Anew, Acting Anew, reflects the context of our times, our community's commitment and our overall aspirations. We are fortunate to approach this process and propel these initiatives from a position of strength.

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In line with our ambitious strategic plan, we are embarking on a bold, aspirational Campus Master Plan that aims to modernize and unify the campus, upgrade our facilities, and ultimately create a world-class student experience.

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Saint Joseph's vision is supported and guided by a dedicated group of alumni, parents, business leaders and innovators who make up our Board of Trustees. 

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