Le Moyne College

Dr. Pestello's Biography

Curriculum Vitae


Media Archive

OneLeMoyne Initiative

2011 Ignation Mission Award Nomination Form

2011 Magis Excellence Award Nomination Form


Public Speeches:

Fall Convocation address (pdf)
September 9, 2011

Fall Convocation address (pdf)
September 17, 2010

Founders' Day (pdf)
November 20, 2009

Fall Convocation Address (pdf)
September 11, 2009

Inaugural Address (doc)
April 24, 2009

President's Office

Judy Owen
Assistant to the President

Lisa Peters
Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

Tara Sepello
Administrative Assistant

President's Cabinet, 2011-2012

Matthew Bassett
B.S., M.S., M.S.Ed.
Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics

J. Barron Boyd
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences

Deborah Cady Melzer
B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Mary Cotter
Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Dennis DePerro
B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Wally Elmer
B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Dean, Division of Management

Linda LeMura
B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Roger Lund
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty Senate President and Professor, English

David McCallum, S.J. '90
B.A., M.A., MDiv, STL, Ed.D.
Director of Mission & Identity

Dennis O'Connor
M.A., Ph.D.
Faculty Senate President-Elect and Professor and Program Director, Management and Leadership

Roger Stackpoole '86
B.S., C.P.A.
Vice President for Finance and Administration

The President's Page


 President Fred Pestello

Blessings of 2012

I am so thrilled to be a part of leading this exciting institution. For all of us at Le Moyne College, the year 2012 will certainly be one for the record books. In particular, we are proud to welcome our new McDevitt Chair in Religious Philosophy, George V. Coyne, SJ. Father Coyne is a premier Jesuit scientist who brings a remarkable range of talents to share with our students. He will be central to the reinvigoration of the Jesuit mission across our campus.

We have made progress on many construction projects but we are especially proud of our sophisticated and eco-friendly new science facility. Please join us for a Celebration of Science at 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 16, 2012. We will unveil this beautiful science complex as we take time to reflect upon the many ways in which it will impact every one of our students.

Our OneLeMoyne Vision continues to be implemented with both joy and pride, as you can read about in the right column of this page.

As you may know, I am proud to serve on the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council, which crafted a five year strategic plan that won top awards in New York State. You can read the plan in full at this website, with details on specific projects to create local jobs, strengthen local industries, rebuild municipal infrastructure, and develop connections between our businesses and global markets. This plan is also a part of our own strategic planning procedures at Le Moyne, as we work with regional partners to develop educational and internship opportunities for our students.

Truly we are blessed in countless ways through our work and our relationships. I anticipate a wonderful year ahead in 2012, and I look forward to meeting with you at events during the months to come.


Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.





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