Saint Joseph’s College has appointed James Dlugos as its president.

Dlugos is currently the vice president and dean for academic affairs at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J., a position he has held since 2005.

A graduate of Boston College where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, Dlugos holds a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia. In 1989, he joined the faculty at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., later serving as a senior administrator and then as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Claire Bowen, Chair of the Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees, in a statement described Dlugos as an “adept collaborator” who can forge a common vision and strategy in tandem with the Saint Joseph’s community.

At the College of Saint Elizabeth, Dlugos was charged with leading recruitment and enrollment efforts there. According to a news release from St. Joseph’s, he also led strategic planning efforts, a successful funding drive to renovate science laboratories, and the development of innovative partnerships with community colleges, organizations and corporations.

Dlugos is expected to begin as president in July, replacing Kenneth Lemanski who served as interim president.