Office of the President


President's Biography


Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D.

In June 2014, Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D. took office as the 5th President of Newbury College. Since becoming President, Chillo has been working to further define the College’s role in delivering on its mission statement by providing a career-focused education that will meet the needs of the 21st century.

To date, Chillo has led the charge in completing several accomplishments across campus, including the development and renovation of the College’s new Student Success Center, the addition of a Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree option for qualifying students, and the introduction of Newbury’s first-ever online degree program. Chillo also recently set record-breaking fundraising figures, having raised nearly $6.4 million in gifts and pledges during his presidency thus far, and completed the College’s most recent Strategic and Campus Master Plan.

Chillo also is teaching a U.S. history course in the fall 2015 semester at Newbury College, continuing on with his diverse career of more than 25 years in education. An experienced higher education senior executive, he has a strong administrative and entrepreneurial background. He is an expert in strategic planning, enrollment management, and academic programming, and is a passionate advocate for first-generation college students.

Prior to his latest role, Chillo worked as Newbury’s Executive Vice President responsible for Admissions, Financial Aid, Marketing and Strategic Planning. During his tenure at Newbury College, Chillo held another key position, aiding as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions from 2008 until 2011. He is credited with increasing the number and quality of applications, streamlining the financial aid system, and transforming the College’s continuing education model to a professional studies program.

Before joining the Newbury College administration, Chillo was Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations at Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH), Vice President for Enrollment Management at Wheelock College (Boston, MA), and Executive Director of Enrollment Services at St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkhill, NY).

Chillo currently is Vice Chair of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) President’s Council, and was recently appointed as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group.

A native of Yonkers, NY, Chillo holds his Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), a Master of Public Administration from Long Island University (Brookville, NY), and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY – Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY).

He and his wife, Laura, have two children, Emma and Colin.

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