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New Student Affairs AVP/Dean of Students Named

thomas mogan, director of student development at villanova

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.—Vice President for Student Affairs Barb Jones has named Thomas A. Mogan, Ph.D., director of the Office of Student Development at Villanova University, as associate vice president/dean of students. Mogan, a veteran student affairs practitioner with 19 years of experience in the field, will assume his new role in January. He succeeds Paul Chebator, who retired in May.

Tom Mogan
Thomas A. Mogan

In his role, Mogan will oversee student conduct, emergency case management, student activity programming and outreach to students with disabilities.

"We are very excited to have Dr. Tom Mogan joining the Division of Student Affairs as associate vice president/dean of students,” said Jones.  “Tom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his work at Villanova University, where he is a highly respected member of the campus community.  His experience, combined with his commitment to the formation of students and the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University, make him an ideal choice for this position.  I look forward to working with him when he joins us in January.”

Mogan said he is honored to join the BC community in such a meaningful role and eager to work with the University’s talented students, faculty and staff.

“In my interviews with the senior leadership of Boston College, I came away impressed with their deep level of engagement in student affairs and their commitment to student formation,” said Mogan. “Furthermore, the students I met demonstrated a strong desire to serve Boston College and its surrounding communities. These meetings reinforced my desire to join such a thoughtful, caring community.

“I am eager to begin to discover ways in which the Dean of Students Office can further the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University while nurturing the growth and development of each BC student.  I look forward to working with my Student Affairs colleagues and student leaders to craft a shared vision for our future together.”

Mogan is a graduate of University of Delaware, where he studied political science and history. He received a master’s degree in education administration from Florida State University, a master’s degree in history from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in history from Temple University. He has served as an adjunct professor in the departments of History and Communication and at the Center of Liberal Education at Villanova since 1992. In addition, Mogan was an active member of Villanova’s Fulbright Review Committee, Catholic Relief Services-Villanova Partnership Committee, and One Book Villanova Committee, as well as its Student Life Subcommittee. He was also a mission service trip advisor for student trips to Central and South America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

He will visit Boston College to meet with staff and student leaders in October prior to beginning his role at the University on January 5.

—Jack Dunn, Office of News & Public Affairs