Dr. Thomas Pellegrino

Thomas Pellegrino, Ph.D.
Fairfield University
Term End Date 2017


Thomas C. Pellegrino is Vice President for Student Affairs at Fairfield University. In this role, he leads and oversees student development, student services, campus ministry, and is charged with student safety and security. Dr. Pellegrino came to Fairfield University in 2004 and was appointed Dean of Students in 2006. In May 2007 he was named Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and in 2011 was appointed to his current position. Dr. Pellegrino has been an adjunct professor in the Dolan School of Business, teaching a course on negotiation and dispute resolution. Along with Dr. Lucy Katz, Tom co-founded the Fairfield University Conflict Resolution Consortium and established the Peer Mediation Program as well as the Stag Explorer program on campus. Dr. Pellegrino chaired the Goal 2 Strategic Planning Committee on the Integration of Living and Learning. H was the Deputy Report Writer for the 2005-2006 NCAA Certification Study and also chairs the Athletics Compliance and Grievance Committee. He is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. He currently serves as the Northeast Region Vice President of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA). Prior to coming to Fairfield, Dr. Pellegrino was engaged in the private practice of law in Connecticut for ten years. He holds a bachelor's degree in politics from Fairfield University, a juris doctor from Syracuse University College of Law and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Pellegrino lives in Madison Connecticut with his wife Carla and their son Christopher.



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