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Antonio Santiago, PhD ’00

Antonio is currently serving as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT. Throughout his career in higher education, Antonio has held multiple leadership positions at various institutions. As a proud EOP alum, his undergraduate experience at Purchase College motivated his pursuit of a career in higher education to support and uplift the voices of students.

In August 2023, Antonio earned a doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies from Bay Path University. His dissertation, “Discovering Recruitment Strategies to Expand Peer Mentorship,” explored strategies to expand a third-party peer mentoring program to support first generation Hispanic student retention and persistence toward completion at a two-year institution. He holds a master’s degree in Management Communications from Manhattanville College. 

He and his wife Stephanie (class of 2000) have two children and reside in Putnam County, NY.


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Member, PCAA Board of Directors