Steve Virgadamo attended prestigious St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. The college was founded in 1859 and was the first private school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. The college is ranked as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the state of New York. He pursued graduate studies in Public Administration at Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. The university aims to provide effective and moderately priced education and is one of the most prominent universities in the area. He completed his Post Graduate work in Fundraising and Not for Profit Management at the New School for Social Research, New York. Steven Virgadamo also attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he was prepared to serve as a combat ready officer. While he has left a life at mach 2 and that of an officer behind, Steve Virgadamo can always be counted on to be a diplomat and a gentleman.
Steve Virgadamo established the foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools in Hartford, CT before joining the Diocese of Wilmington as a Director of Development and Stewardship. Later on, he joined Catholic School Management, Inc. (CSM), Madison, CT as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He provided strategic vision to the firm and supervised various staff members retained to strengthen the advancement efforts and board development of Catholic educational institutions within the United States and abroad. He, then, joined the Legion of Christ, Inc., as a Chief Development Officer for North American Territory.
Today, Steve Virgadamo is working as an Associate Director at University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). Steven Virgadamo believes that effective educational reform can only come from effective and visionary leaders and in his leadership role at ACE he works to provide teachers and administrators with the vision, passion and skill sets to serve the education needs of children in Catholic Schools. He provides guidance to the teams of consultants and researchers working with client schools to improve the Academic Excellence, Business Operations, Catholic Identity, Governance and Enrollment Management of all schools. He conducts assessments of schools and school systems to identify strategies that can increase the academic excellence, mission effectiveness, and school viability. Most importantly, Steven Virgadamo believes that standards based curriculum and support for students are not mutually exclusive and that both can be found in successful schools.
Steve Virgadamo is a talented and innovative executive who has knowledge as well as skills in educational administration, strategic planning, institutional advancement, and marketing. He is an effective leader, problem solver, and motivational speaker. He delivers lectures, seminars and workshops on various education administration issues and other topics such as theology of fundraising, at colleges, universities, or symposiums. Steve Virgadamo attended the United States Air Force Academy and is internationally recognized as a facilitator of innovative solutions to critical challenges. Steven Virgadamo is unquestionably not only a thought leader In educational administration, strategic planning and marketing but has proven himself repeatedly as a results driven diplomat, with the ability to think strategically and implement operationally.
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