St. Clair College Names Michael Silvaggi as 7th President | St. Clair College
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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St. Clair College Board of Governors is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Silvaggi as its 7th President. This appointment follows an extensive nationwide search conducted by the executive recruitment company of Odgers Berndtson, and it has been unanimously approved by the Board of Governors.

Michael Silvaggi will officially assume his new role as President on June 1, 2024.

Michael Silvaggi's journey at St. Clair College is a testament to his dedication and commitment to the institution. Starting as a Clerk in the Accounts Payable Department in November 2000, he swiftly progressed through various roles, demonstrating his exceptional leadership and management skills. Over the years, he has held pivotal positions within the College, including Associate Registrar and Associate Vice President, Student Services and Registrar. In April 2022, Michael was appointed as the Vice President, Academic and Registrar, a role in which he has excelled.

Michael Silvaggi is a well-qualified leader, holding a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Business Administration) from the University of Windsor and a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. His academic background, coupled with his extensive experience within St. Clair College, equips him with the knowledge and expertise to lead the institution forward.

A staunch advocate of St. Clair College's role in the community, Michael is deeply committed to nurturing the minds and vocational competencies of students to help them succeed in society. He firmly believes in community engagement and has actively supported local elementary and secondary schools through leadership and service. Currently serving as a Board of Governor member at Assumption University and as a member of the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee, Michael has demonstrated his dedication to education at all levels.

"Michael Silvaggi embodies the core values of St. Clair College - 'excellence in all he does' and 'transforming lives and strengthening communities'," said Jean Piccinato, Chair of the St. Clair College Board of Governors. "His leadership is expected to usher in a new era of prosperity for the College and the broader community."

The Board of Governors at St. Clair College eagerly anticipates the positive impact Michael Silvaggi will make as the next President and looks forward to working collaboratively under his visionary leadership.

St. Clair College educates over 16,000 full-time students with campuses in Windsor, Chatham and the GTA. The College offers over 120 advanced diplomas, diplomas, degrees and graduate certificates in the disciplines of health, technology, business, media arts and social services. There are over 130,000 alumni of St. Clair College.