Reid Castle with fall leaves

Office of the President

President Frank D. Sánchez, PhD

President Frank Sanchez
President Sánchez 


Frank D. Sánchez, PhD, began his term as fifteenth president of Manhattanville in July. He brings to Manhattanville a wealth of experience in higher education, most recently as President of Rhode Island College.

Sánchez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an M.S. degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington. A proponent of civic engagement and community involvement, he served as a member of the United Way of Rhode Island Board of Directors, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Providence Performing Arts Council, and the NCAA Division III Presidents' Council.


Dr. Sánchez’s impressive track record as president of Rhode Island College (RIC), where he served from 2016 – 2022, included elevating the school’s “U.S. News and World Report” social mobility ranking to #2 among New England public institutions, dramatically growing student diversity, modernizing academic facilities, and significantly increasing fundraising, all of which aligns with strategic priorities at Manhattanville. Prior to RIC, Dr. Sánchez was Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university, with 25 colleges and graduate schools. At CUNY, he led the development and implementation of the first system-wide strategic plan for student affairs, supporting more than 500,000 students. 

At CUNY, Sánchez created numerous workforce development initiatives with public, private, and non-profit entities; led the development of the nation’s largest military-friendly higher education system; established city-wide partnerships to support foster youth; and connected city, state, and federal resources to the most economically disadvantaged students.  

During his presidency, the endowment at RIC grew from $28 to $42 million, and federal and state grants increased to $10.3 million annually. RIC has 7,000 students and an annual budget of $180 million.



Castle in the summer.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced Manhattanville President Frank Sánchez among four new Governing Board members. 
Students sitting together on the quad.

Check here for regular updates as the Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee finalizes plans for a week-long celebration of the Installation of President Sánchez as the fifteenth president of Manhattanville. 



Learn more about our leadership structure below.

Mary O'Gorman Fay Allan '67

John Silva Calvao '94
Fund Principal, Arrow Global

Cathleen Collins '69
Managing Partner, (Retired) Kinsella, Boesch, Fujikawa and Towle, LLP.

Stephanie Kloos Donoghue '82, Alumni Board President
President, S. Kloos Communications Inc.

Michael C. Dunn '77, Chair
Senior Vice President - Chief Marketing Officer (Retired), Georgia Pacific
CEO, James Gate Group

Sheila Falvey Finnerty ’87, Vice Chair
Executive Managing Director (Retired), Liberty Mutual Investments

William H. Humphreys, Vice Chair
Business Director and Senior Vice President (Retired), Stolt-Nielsen USA, Inc.

Linda Pistecchia Kirkpatrick '99
President, North America, MasterCard

Alice D. Leahey '69

Christopher N. Lewis '97, JD
General Counsel (Retired), Edward Jones

H. Joseph Machicote '86
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Premier, Inc.

Joseph B. Narus '86
Senior Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Austin Purves, PhD
Software Engineer, Rockstar Games

Frank D. Sánchez, PhD
President, Manhattanville College

John M. Tolomer
President, Westchester Market, Valley National Bankcorp

Anthony Viceroy
Chief Operating Officer, VillageMD

June R. Wang '67
Program Manager (Retired), Raytheon

Amy Y. Zhang '93
Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Fred Alger Management, Inc.

Emeritus Trustees

D.H. (Don) Callahan ‘78
Head of Operations and Technology, Citigroup Inc. (Retired)

Marcia Pearce DeWitt ‘69
President and CEO, GuilfordPare Ltd. 

Dwight R. Hilson M.A.W ‘09
Managing Director, Greenwich Media Management, LLC.

Marion C. Jordan ‘70
Vice President, Verizon Communications, Inc. (Retired)


Christine Dehne
Provost and Executive Vice President

Julene Caulfield
Associate Vice President for Athletics and Recreation

Cara Cea
Senior Communications Officer

Loren Ciardullo
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board

Troy L. Cogburn
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Alan V. Gallantar
Vice President for Finance and Operations

Seann S. Kalagher
Vice President for Compliance and Legal Counsel

Sarah E. Kelly
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Cindy L. Porter
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Community Building

James Russell
Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Digital Strategy and Planning


Cathy Allman MAW '01

Matt Anderson
President and CEO
The Osborn

Ryan Beaudry '08
Leader/Analyst, Investor Relations

Jo-Una Spadafora '69
Attorney (Retired)

Cathy French '68
Catherine French Group

Gretchel Hathaway '79
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Frankline and Marshall College

Rosemary B. James '91
Supervisory Attorney Advisor, Intellectual Property
Department of Homeland Security

Donna Johnson MS '12
Diversity Consultant

Karen Burris Lennon ‘79
Karen B. Lennon Consulting LLC

Erica A. Meloe '83
Velocity Physiotherapy

Patsy O'Grady '61
POG Information Systems

Elizabeth Adams Smith '81
Senior Associate Dean for Administration
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Maria Stolfi '15, MS '19
Chief People Officer
HMTX Industries

Katy Tucci MS '05
Vice President, Wealth Manager
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Nicole Wadsworth DO '91
Campus Dean
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Steven Waldinger
Shapiro, Gettinger, Waldinger and Monteleone, LLP



Manhattanville Strategic Plan 2022 - 2027

Valiant by Design

Focus on Student Achievement
Commitment to Inclusivity and Social Mobility
Enhancing Manhattanville's Profile


Manhattanville College will be a nationally recognized higher-education institution distinguished for:

Providing access to educational excellence and preparing our graduates for an increasingly complex global society.

Creating transformative opportunities for all types of learners.

Instilling the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in all we do.

Download the Manhattanville Strategic Plan for a full overview of our goals and vision.

Students doing a toast in the Berman Center.
View of the castle from the quad.


Alumni in front of the castle.


Alumni meeting at reunion.




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