Mr. William O. Anderson
Chief Information Officer
William Anderson was named Chief Information Officer in 2003, after serving as Special Assistant to the President for Technology in 2002. Bill orchestrates the information technology department commitment to insure a robust technology environment on campus.
Bill joined the Saint Michael's as a faculty member in the business department in 1974, while doing advanced doctoral work in Statistics and Operations Management at the University of Chicago. In 1978, he was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Bill was further recognized as an outstanding professor by students and faculty. He earned Faculty Appreciation and Community Service Awards and the Joanne Rathgeb Award. He served on numerous faculty committees, chairing the curriculum and educational policy committee and faculty welfare committee, and serving by election as a faculty representative to the College’s Board of Trustees.
Bill earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Dartmouth and his master's in business administration from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business in 1974. He co-founded A&M Software from 1983 and sold the firm to a major corporation in 1996. A&M Software, which served 7,000 customers in 50 states with 60 employees, developed and marketed computer software for federally subsidized housing projects. Bill continues to be a tech consultant to several agencies and non-profits.
Bill and his wife Mary Carol, class of 1978, reside in Colchester. Mary Carol is a board operator and announcer at Vermont Public Radio. They have four grown children, Elsa, a librarian at Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York City, Kari, music director at VPR and classical music host at VPR classical, Nina, a marketing manager at W.P. Carey in New York City, and Will a freelance sound and lighting engineer for music venues and is about to manage a European tour with the band "Moon Hooch."
Ms. Tara L. Arcury, P'10
Assistant to the President
Tara Arcury was named Assistant to the President in 2012; she serves as the interface between the President and all internal constituencies at Saint Michael's College, providing high-level support across a broad range of administrative tasks. Currently, Tara also serves as the institution's Accreditation Liaison Officer for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Tara first came to Saint Michael’s College in 2001 as administrative assistant to the Graduate Psychology Program and other academic departments. In 2003, she became the Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College. She has served on the Strategic Assessment Taskforce, the Staff Welfare Committee, the Staff Compensation Committee, the Web Redesign Team, Facilities Planning Committee, and the Women's Center Committee. Currently she is serving on the Communication Technology Committee and the Accelerated Summer College implementation team. She was a 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Staff Award in Accomplishment.
Tara graduated summa cum laude here at Saint Michael's College with a bachelors degree in American Studies. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Sigma, and Phi Alpha Theta. She and her husband, Tony, reside in Shelburne. Their daughter Ashley, a 2010 graduate of Saint Michael's, is nearby in Burlington.
Rev. Brian J. Cummings, SSE '86
Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry
Rev. Brian J. Cummings, S.S.E., is Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry. Fr. Brian is an active member of the Society of St. Edmund, and is the leader of the College’s campus ministry program. The eight person Edmundite Campus Ministry staff is a dedicated group of Catholic priests and lay people who provide spiritual guidance and opportunities for spiritual growth for the entire Saint Michael's community. Their expertise ranges from pastoral counseling, to music ministry, to putting faith in action through domestic and international service trips and being there for those who need them.
Fr. Brian is a 1986 graduate of Saint Michael's and a Certified Public Accountant, who worked in both public and private accounting in the New York City/New Jersey area following graduation. He began his formation for religious life and the priesthood in 1990, studying at Loyola University and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans from 1990 to 1992. He received a Master's of Divinity degree from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in May, 1996 and was ordained a priest in the Society of St. Edmund in June the same year.
Fr. Brian taught accounting at Saint Michael's during the 1992-93 school year and served as an Instructor in the Department of Business and Accounting from 1996 to 2003. He also was an adjunct Instructor in the Religious Studies Department during the 1996-97 school year. He serves as Chaplain to the SMC Athletic Department, frequently traveling with teams and always supporting them and also as Chaplain of the SMC Fire and Rescue Department. Fr. Brian is fully engaged in student life at Saint Michael's, working with students on campus in various roles, with the Liturgical Choir on tour, and working round the clock as the Director of Edmundite Campus Ministry.
Fr. Brian is also Spiritual Director of St. Anne's Shrine a stunningly beautiful religious and historical site in Isle La Motte on the shores of Lake Champlain. The Shrine has newly constructed overnight accommodations and is the primary location for our campus retreats.
Fr. Brian serves in various positions of leadership in the Society of St. Edmund. He is a member of the General Council which is the governing body of the Society, a member of the Edmundite House Council and also serves as House Treasurer for the Edmundite Community at Saint Michael's. He is a member of the Society's Finance and Audit Committees and serves on the Board of Members and is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Edmundite Southern Mission in Selma, Alabama. Fr. Brian also serves the Diocese of Burlington as a member of the Finance Council and has also served on the Diocese's Budget, Audit and Investment Committees as well as the Presbyteral Council, a consultative body of priests which advises the Bishop of Burlington.
Dr. Dawn M. Ellinwood
Dawn Ellinwood joined the Saint Michael's community in July of 2012 as Vice President for Student Affairs. Dawn came to Saint Michael’s after serving as Dean of Students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dawn has worked at a variety of institutions higher education in the area Student Affairs over the past 30 years. In her six years at the College, Dawn has demonstrated great insight into student needs, which she has addressed with endless enthusiasm and rare energy.
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Dawn earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Northeastern University in 1987; a Master of Public Administration degree from Northeastern in 1989; a Master of Education degree from Northeastern, earned the Dedicated Advocate Award, in 1992; and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in campus curriculum/educational leadership in 2003.
Dawn began her Student Affairs work as a graduate student at Northeastern where she was a residence director and research assistant. She continued her work in Residence Life by working at Clark University in Worcester, MA and then the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she did her doctoral work. Over the years, Dawn has served on numerous college committees at each institution to include the Hampshire College Strategic Planning Task Force and the Tobacco Task Force, leading both in the role of chairperson. She served on the board of Homework House in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the parent advisory council of Hampshire College Children's Center, and as a volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister from 1996 to 2007. Dawn received the Campus Police Community Service Award in May of 2012 from the joint Campus Police Department of Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Hampshire College. The Saint Michael’s Class of 2013 awarded her a Class Appreciation Award in appreciation of her dedication to the overall wellbeing of students on campus.
At Saint Michael’s, Dawn serves as the facilitator of the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as a founding member of the Bias Response Team. To serve the greater Burlington community, Dawn currently works on the Board of Directors for Mercy Connections in Burlington, Vermont and in July 2018 will become the chairperson of this board.
Dawn is married to Peter Ferguson, who is a Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They have a daughter, Grace, and they reside in Williston.
Mr. Patrick J. Gallivan '89
Vice President for Government and Community Affairs
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Patrick J. Gallivan was named Vice President for Government and Community Affairs in 2016. For seven years prior, he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Patrick’s role as a member of the President’s office staff is as the liaison with external organizations, we well as with trustees in this role as Secretary of the Board. He was also appointed to co-lead the Vision 2020 strategic plan initiative group, “Life After College.” Patrick is also a member of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium ERP Steering Committee.
A 1989 graduate of Saint Michael's, with a political science major and philosophy minor, Patrick served as president of the student association his senior year. He joined the College staff upon graduation as an admission counselor, coordinating alumni-admission work from 1989 to 1991, then serving as assistant director of admission from 1991 to 1993, and associate director of admission from 1993 to 1998, at which time he became director for alumni and parent relations.
Patrick served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Burlington College from 2001 to 2011, five of those years as Chair. He also chaired the Summer Workshop on College Admission Counseling for the New England Association for College Admission Counseling in 1997 and 1998. From 1992 to 2011, he served as an advisor to the SMC Student Association as well as a number of regional admission officer councils. Currently he sits of the CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) District 1 Board of Directors.
Mr. Gallivan has been a volunteer for Camp TA-KUM-TA for children with cancer, since 1995, serving on the board since 1997. He also served on the steering committee of the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival from 1997 to 2003, as chair in 2000 and 2001. Gallivan has been recognized for his service to the community by the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce with their Community Excellence Award.
Patrick and his wife Dani, live in South Burlington, with their dog, Barouk.
Dr. Sarah Kelly
Sarah Kelly joined Saint Michael’s College as Vice President for Enrollment in September 2013 after serving as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Students at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. At St. Mike’s she is responsible for undergraduate and graduate admission, student financial services and marketing and communications.
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
At Wittenberg from 2008 to 2013, first in student affairs and then in student affairs and enrollment, Sarah was responsible for all enrollment-related strategy, including developing communications, cultivating new markets, coordinating financial aid awards, analyzing enrollment data, and creating yield strategies. She managed professional staff of 38 in areas of admission, financial aid, and student life. Her time there resulted in major growth in applications, increases in net tuition revenue.
Sarah was Assistant and then Associate Vice President for Student Development at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2000 to 2007, and was director of the Learning Assistance Center at Xavier from 1997 to 2000. She was also an adjunct instructor in the departments of Teacher Education and English at Miami University, 1993 to 2001. She has given numerous presentations at conferences and meetings, to large groups and small, on such topics as managing diversity in student affairs, the role of institutional mission in higher education, internal marketing and branding in higher education, and other topics.
Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English literature in 1987 and a master's degree in secondary English education in 1991, both from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, in 2004, with a dissertation titled Jesuit from the Inside Out: Faculty, Staff and Administrators' Perception of the Jesuit Brand of higher Education. A certified executive coach, Sarah employs coaching strategies in her work with her team and is a sought-after coach for higher education executives.
Kelly and her husband, James Kelly, who retired from the philosophy faculty of Miami University, have a daughter, Nora, who resides in Chicago.
Vice President of Human Resources
Eileen O’Rourke joined the Saint Michael's College community in August 2018 as Vice President of Human Resources. Eileen came to Saint Michael’s after serving as the Executive Director of Human Resources for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, VT. Eileen was chartered with developing a Human Resource department for the Catholic Diocese, which had over 1200 employees. After 11 years of successfully meeting the needs of the Church and employees, Eileen enthusiastically accepted the role of Vice President of Human Resources for Saint Michaels College.
Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College in 1983 and a Master of Business Administration from LeMoyne College in 1995.
Eileen also worked as the Vice President of Human Resources at Bombardier Capital for eight years, which involved extensive travel to other divisions in the US, Canada and Europe. Prior to Bombardier Capital, Eileen worked for Penn Traffic with over 15,000 employees.
In Eileen’s spare time, she enjoys golf, swimming, bike riding and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Eileen was awarded the Alumni of the Year in 2013 and has held Advisory Board positions for St. Anne’s Shrine, Saint Michael’s Alumni Board and Christ the King School Board, as well as participating in other volunteer boards and activities.
Salvatore (Torre) Meringolo
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Salvatore (Torre) Meringolo was appointed Interim Vice President for Advancement in February 2018. He had served as vice president for advancement for over twenty years at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Mary Washington. Upon retiring from Mary Washington, Torre joined the Association of Governing Board’s Interim Service which facilitates the placement of retired higher education executives into short term positions at colleges and universities experiencing a temporary staffing need. President Neuhauser invited Torre to assume his position during the presidential transition at Saint Michael's College.
At both of his prior appointments Torre was responsible for managing the fundraising and external affairs functions of these two liberal arts institutions. His major accomplishments were the conception, articulation, initiation, and successful completion of a 5 year $40 million campaign at St. Mary’s College, and a 5 year $50 million campaign at the University of Mary Washington.
The first half of Torre’s career was spent in library administration with positions at Iona College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and finally at the Pennsylvania State University as the Associate Dean of Libraries for Collections and Reference Services. It was in this later position that his work turned increasingly to fund raising and external relations.
Torre’s bachelor’s degree in American history was earned at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1971, a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the State University of New York at Albany in 1972, and a master’s of business administration degree from Iona College in 1976. He is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the international honor society for library and information science.
He is proud of his family of three adult children and he enjoys spending time with them. His oldest daughter, who lives in Ludlow, Vermont, is married to a Saint Michael's alum, class of 2004, and they currently have one incredible daughter with another on the way. His middle daughter lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is an aspiring actor who supports herself with a good paying job. And his youngest son is a counseling psychologist who works with at-risk youth in Bend, Oregon.
Mr. Robert S. Robinson ‘91
Vice President of Finance
Rob Robinson joined the Saint Michael's College Finance team in September 2007, and since his arrival on campus has worked on all aspects of the College’s financial and auxiliary services operations. Rob was a member of the Strategic Plan 2015 committee, and has been an advisor to the Saint Michael's College Student Association since 2011.
Rob is a 1991 graduate of Saint Michael's College with a degree in accounting, and was a four year member of the lacrosse team. Upon graduation, Rob worked at Banknorth Group from 1991 to 1999 in a variety of finance and financial business intelligence roles, before spending a year as a consultant with Dynamic Business Solutions. While with DBS, Rob helped implement a financial reporting solution for the College. From 2000 until 2007 Rob worked at IBM as a financial business intelligence analyst.
Rob met his wife Stephanie as students at Saint Michael's, and were married in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel. Stephanie is the owner of Peace of Mind Pilates in Essex, and they have three sons, Alec, Sam, and Owen.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Trumbower
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Jeffrey A. Trumbower, originally from Orlando, Florida, earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1982 (Political Science and Spanish), an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies/Early Christianity from the University of Chicago in 1989.
After teaching at Loyola University of Chicago and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Jeff began teaching at St. Michael’s College in 1989. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 2002. He is the author of two books, Born From Above: The Anthropology of the Gospel of John (Mohr Siebeck, 1992), and Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity (Oxford, 2001), along with numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews.
His Saint Michael’s colleagues awarded him the Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award in 2002, and the students honored him with a Gerald S. Dupont Award in 2004. He served as chair of the Religious Studies department 2001-2005. In 2005, Jeff was named Dean of the College, a post he held until 2014. He returned to the faculty full-time for three years, but then returned to the Deanship in 2017. In July, 2018, he was named Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs while retaining the Dean’s title and role.
He lives in Jericho with his husband Christopher French, and their amazingly intelligent dog-like cat Tigger.