Angelo Araimo is the 20th president of Wagner College. He came to Wagner College in 1994 as director of admissions. In 1999 he was named dean of admissions and financial aid, and in 2002 became vice president for enrollment and planning. During his tenure as chief admissions officer he oversaw a 50% growth in enrollment, and record increases in retention and diversity. In 2013 he assumed the title of vice president for advancement, and became senior vice president in 2017. In that role, Admissions, Advancement, Athletics and Communications & Marketing all reported to him.
Prior to coming to Wagner, Araimo was director of admissions at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn from 1989 to 1993. He also was an instructor in history at St. Joseph’s. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in history from St. John’s University, where he was also a teaching fellow in their doctoral program in modern world history.
Angelo Araimo and his wife Mary, a retired New York City public school teacher, have two adult children, Christopher and Catherine. Angelo and Mary are both Queens, New York natives. They have resided in Floral Park, N.Y. in Nassau County for 25 years, and now also reside at the president’s residence, Nicolais House, on Grymes Hill, Staten Island.
President Araimo will retire in June 2024, following three decades of service to the college. In February 2024, the Board of Trustees named Dr. Jeffrey A. Doggett the college's 21st president.
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