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

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

Dlugos graduated from Boston College, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. He holds a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia.

In 1989, he joined the faculty at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. He later served as a senior administrator and then vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Claire Bowen, chair of the Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees, described Dlugos in a prepared statement 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 responsible for leading recruitment and enrollment efforts. According to a news release from St. Joseph’s, he also led strategic planning efforts, a successful fundraising 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 has served as interim president.


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