With Gail Mellow stepping down on August 1, Paul Arcario will serve as interim president of LaGuardia Community College starting on August 2.
Arcario most recently served as the college’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, managing a $40 million annual budget and leading faculty recruitment and development.
Arcario joined LaGuardia in 1988 as an ESL faculty member in the Education and Language Acquisition Department, and became chairperson of the program in 1994.
He then joined the college’s academic leadership team as assistant dean in 1998. He became provost and senior vice president in 2012.
He earned his doctorate and master’s degree in education from Columbia University Teachers College, and a bachelor’s degree in English from New York University.
To learn more about Arcario’s leadership and tenure, visit LaGuardia Community College’s site here.