Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D., became the 15th president of Thomas More University on June 1.
President Chillo – a first-generation college student - holds his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University, a Master of Public Administration from Long Island University, and a Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University. He has pursued executive leadership development through the Council of Independent Colleges, the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Seminar for New Presidents, and the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) offered by Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Prior to his leadership at Thomas More, President Chillo was fifth president and professor of humanities at Newbury College, a private, independent college located near Boston. With more than 25 years of private higher education experience, prior to Newbury, his past positions include senior leadership roles at Colby-Sawyer College, Wheelock College, and St. Thomas Aquinas College. He also served as an elementary school principal in the Archdiocese of Boston. In addition to his classroom teaching, President Chillo has extensive experience in accreditation, strategic plan, student athletics, international education, capital campaign, fundraising, and has expanded corporate partnerships to improve student experiential learning and internship opportunities.
President Chillo and his wife, Laura, reside in northern Kentucky and have two teenage children – a son and a daughter.