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, a classical music host on VPR Classical, Nina, a marketing manager at W.P. Carey in New York City, and Will a graduate student in Stavangar, Norway.
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 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
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Dawn Ellinwood joined the Saint Michael's community in July of 2012 as Vice President for Student Affairs after four years as Dean of Students at Hampshire College. In her first year at the College, Dawn has demonstrated great insight into student needs which she has addressed with endless enthusiasm and rare energy.
Before her work at Hampshire, Dawn was Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students from 1996-2008 at College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, MA. She 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 in campus curriculum/educational leadership in 2003. Dawn was residence director and then area director at UMass, Amherst from 1994-1996. From 1993 to 1994 she was the assistant program director for the Doctor Franklin Perkins School; residence director at Clark University from 1991 to 1994, and residence director at Northeastern from 1989 to 1991. Dawn served on numerous college committees, including the Hampshire College Strategic Planning Task Force and the Tobacco Task Force, leading both in the role of chair-person. She served on the board of Homework House, the parent advisory council of Hampshire College Children's Center, and as a volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister from 1996 to 2007.
Dawn is married to Peter Ferguson, who is Manager of Network Operations for Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts. They have a daughter, Grace, and they reside in Williston.
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. 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 theirCommunity Excellence Award.
Patrick and his wife Dani, live in South Burlington, with their dog, Barouk.
Dr. Sarah Kelly
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
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 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, and a budget of several million dollars. Her time there resulted in major growth in applications, increases in net tuition revenue and, in 2011 enrollment of the largest class of new students since 2007.
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.
Kelly and her husband, James Kelly, who retired from the philosophy faculty of Miami University, have a daughter, Nora, who resides in Chicago.
Mr. Robert S. Robinson ‘91
Chief Financial Officer
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. Karen A. Talentino
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Karen A. Talentino was named Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2008. Karen has over 35 years of experience as a faculty member and academic administrator. She began her academic career as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at Simmons College in Boston in 1977. She received tenure at Simmons and was promoted to Professor in 1990. She came up through the ranks at Simmons College as a faculty member, department chair and faculty leader.
She was asked to serve as the college's first Dean of Faculty in 1995. That appointment led to a position as Interim Dean of the College. In 2002, Karen became Dean of Faculty at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachusetts, where she continued to teach courses in Biology and Environmental Science, until coming to Saint Michael's College in 2008.
As Vice President for Academic Affairs, Karen has oversight for all aspects of the academic program – faculty hiring and development, curriculum, assessment and accreditation, library services, Registrar's Office, academic support services, study abroad and career services. She has received several grants while at Saint Michael's, to support the renovation of labs, assessment, and creation of an Academic Resource Center in the Durick Library. She maintains her contact with students by continuing to teach in both the Biology and Environmental Studies programs.
Karen earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and master's and doctoral degrees in zoology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her graduate work involved a study of hibernation in ground squirrels.
Karen and her husband William Talentino, who recently retired as director of the Goodnow Public Library in Sudbury, MA, have two grown children, Michael and Rachel. They live in Burlington, VT, close to Lake Champlain. They make the most of living in beautiful Vermont, and enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking.
Tina J. Tenney
Director of Human Resources
Tina Tenney serves the College as the Director of Human Resources ensuring that the design, development and implementation of the institution’s human resources strategy is maintained assuring alignment with the mission and vision of the College.
Tina joined the Saint Michael's College community in 2001 as Associate Director of Human Resources which she held for thirteen years until accepting her new role as Director. While at Saint Michael's College Tina co-lead the Staff Compensation Committee and Healthcare Task Force, and served on the Women’s Center Committee, Portal Implementation Team and Risk Management Committee.
Prior to joining Saint Michael's College, Tina held progressively responsible positions in the Human Resources field in a wide range of businesses throughout the greater Burlington area beginning in 1991, including Artec Distributing, Banknorth Group, Seventh Generation and Adelphia Communications. Over the course of her career, Tina has had key involvement in the areas of talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion education, leadership development, performance management, managerial and employee coaching as well as with the design and deployment of a range of complex and creative compensation and benefit programs.
Tina earned her bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in business and human behavior from Johnson State College. She also earned a certified compensation professional designation in 2003. She is an originating board member and ongoing supporter of South Burlington PACT – Parents and Adults Celebrating Children and Teens, a group committed to listening to the voices of children, teenagers, and adults and empowering those voices with respect and sincerity through dialogue and action.
Tina and her husband Shawn live in South Burlington and have two children, Alyssa who graduated from Syracuse University in 2017 and Shane, a senior at South Burlington High School. Tina and Shawn enjoy gardening, traveling, hiking and the overall natural beauty and quality of life in Vermont.