ESU Alumnus, Vice President for Student Affairs at The University Of Scranton, Vincent Carilli, Ph.D., To Speak at Winter Graduate Commencement Exercises at ESU
Vincent Carilli, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs at The University of Scranton, will be the keynote speaker at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s graduate commencement ceremony, Friday, December 13, at 7 p.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse.
Carilli, who joined The University of Scranton in 2001, has spent the last 24 years enhancing student life programs, a journey that began in 1989 when he accepted the position of residence hall director at East Stroudsburg University.
Carilli holds a B.A. from East Stroudsburg University, having graduated in 1988. He later received his Master of Education in student affairs administration from Kutztown University in 1993 before earning his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University in 2000.
Prior to accepting his position at The University of Scranton, Carilli held positions as assistant director of student development at Southern Illinois University and was dean of students at The University of Tennessee.
During his career, Carilli has had management and leadership responsibilities for many departments, including career services, counseling center, dean of students, student health services, residence life and housing, women’s center, multicultural affairs, judicial affairs and assessment, student activities, new student orientation, leadership development, student government, commuter and off-campus student services, recreational sports, health education and wellness, public safety (including university police, environmental health and safety and parking services), athletics, disability support services, Greek affairs and adult student services.
In 2001, Carilli was the recipient of the “Administrator of the Year,” award while working at The University of Tennessee. In 1996, he became a member of the Sphinx Club, the most prestigious honor society at Southern Illinois University. He also was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Honorary Leadership Society, in 1991.
Carilli’s volunteer efforts include serving on the ESU alumni board of directors for the Theta Chi Fraternity, Eta Pi Chapter; having been a board member and vice president for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic; and serving on the board of directors for Maxis Health System.
As a student at ESU, Carilli was the recipient of the 1988 University Leadership Award, the highest, non-academic award given to a graduating senior for outstanding leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In 2003, he received the Young Alumni Award given to a recent graduate who has demonstrated exceptional ability and made significant strides in his or her chosen profession and/or whose extraordinary accomplishments have brought honor to the university and pride to all alumni.
Carilli has accepted a position at The University of Tennessee, where he will become the vice chancellor for student life on January 1, 2014.
Carilli is married to Dr. Michelle “Shelly” Wilkes-Carilli ’92. The couple met as students at ESU. Wilkes-Carilli teaches classes in the communication studies department at ESU. The couple has two daughters, Avianna and Giulianna.