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Villanova University Appoints Wen Mao, PhD, as the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced the appointment of Wen Mao, PhD, as the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), effective August 1. Dr. Mao’s career spans more than three decades and encompasses roles as an academician, scholar and administrator. A faculty member at the Villanova School of Business since 1995, Dr. Mao has held numerous leadership roles at VSB and currently serves as its Vice Dean.
Villanova University Appoints Kevin W. Noller as Vice President for University Advancement
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, announced today the appointment of Kevin W. Noller, ’04 CLAS, ’09 MBA, as Vice President for University Advancement, effective immediately. This key appointment is the result of a national search that attracted a strong pool of applicants from all over the country. Noller brings nearly 20 years of experience to his new leadership position, most recently serving as Associate Vice President for Major Gifts at Villanova.
Villanova University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students
Villanova University has once again been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for a 15th consecutive year, as recently announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and top-producing colleges and universities are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Villanova had 19 students and alumni win Fulbright awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Maddy Siegrist Named First Team All-American by Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association
Senior forward Maddy Siegrist has been named a first team All-American by both the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association, becoming the first player in women’s basketball history to earn first team distinction. Siegrist leads the country in scoring at 28.9 points per game, averages 9.3 rebounds per contest, and became the all-time leading scorer in the history of Villanova basketball for both men and women this season. Additionally, Siegrist is the all-time leading scorer in BIG EAST Conference history for men and women.
Elizabeth T. Mazzeo Elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, Thomas M. Quindlen Elected Vice Chair; Six New Members Welcomed
Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Elizabeth T. Mazzeo ’81 VSB, a special advisor and the former Chief Administrative Officer of Bloomberg LP, as its chairperson. Mazzeo succeeds Justin G. Gmelich, who served as chair of the Board of Trustees since 2021. The University also announced the election of Thomas M. Quindlen ’84 VSB, retired Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Diversified Value and Lifestyle Group, at Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital Retail Finance), as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Read the 2021-22 President's Report Online
Villanova’s exceptional faculty members are the cornerstone of our vibrant academic community. The digital edition of the 2021-2022 President’s Report celebrates the scholarly work of our faculty, with representatives from each of our six schools and colleges. We are fortunate to have many such remarkable and committed professors who call Villanova their academic home.