Roger Demareski

Roger Demareski ’91 assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Administration and Operations in November 2021.

As Villanova’s Executive Vice President, Demareski oversees the University’s administrative functions and key operational areas, comprising Facilities Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Auxiliary Services, Public Safety, Emergency Management, and Government Relations and External Affairs. Additionally, Demareski serves as a member of Villanova’s Executive Council and President’s Cabinet, developing strategies to leverage institutional resources, ensuring alignment with academic priorities, and providing leadership for University-wide strategic planning in support of the institutional mission and priorities.

Previous, Demareski was Vice President for Finance and Administration at Lafayette College, where he oversaw a 350-member administrative division and was responsible for auxiliary and business services, finance, facilities management, real estate development, sustainability, risk management, and safety and security. His numerous accomplishments include the creation of a 10-year campus stewardship plan with a focus on IT and utility infrastructure upgrades, the development of an updated campus space plan, revamped campus services to increase offerings and reduce spending, and improved campus safety and emergency preparedness planning.

Prior to Lafayette, Demareski held leadership roles at other institutions of higher education, including serving as Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations at Princeton University and Assistant Vice President for Administration at Seton Hall University. He began his career as a senior project manager at the Turner Construction Company in New Jersey. He has served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT instructor for 28 years, as well as having been a member of numerous service organizations, including the Lehigh Valley Safety Alliance and the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges.

Demareski earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.