As the 14th President of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Dr. James Dlugos brings decades of experience in the administration of liberal arts higher education and more than 20 years of classroom leadership to the College. Before joining Saint Joseph’s in July of 2012, Dr. Dlugos served for seven years as the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. He had 16 years of experience at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., in a variety of roles, including Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.
At the College of Saint Elizabeth, Dr. Dlugos led a variety of strategic planning, assessment and other initiatives. Among these was the renovation of the college’s science laboratories, made possible by successful funding drives. Dr. Dlugos also connected the college with the community, utilizing focused partnerships with the community colleges, organizations and corporations to raise the visibility of the college and increase enrollment.
Dr. Dlugos is an active voice in higher education, authoring numerous scholarly papers and presentations, and providing extensive service to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Dr. Dlugos earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Boston College, a doctorate in English from University of Virginia and has completed the management development program in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In addition, he completed a presidential vocation and institutional mission program from the Council of Independent Colleges.
Dr. Dlugos has three children and resides with his wife, Melissa, and son, Matthew, in Windham, Maine.