Mark Reed (academic)

Mark Reed
President of St. Joseph's University
In office
July 1, 2015  Present
Preceded by C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.
Personal details
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Fairfield University
Boston College
University of Pennsylvania
Religion Catholic

Mark Reed is the 28th[1] and current[2] president of Saint Joseph's University. He is the first lay president of the school.[1] He took office on July 1, 2015.[1]

Early life and education

Reed is a native of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and a 1992 graduate of the St. Joseph's Preparatory School. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Fairfield University in 1996 where he was elected student-body president and received the Loyola Medal in recognition of his outstanding service to the university.

He went on to earn a M.Ed. in secondary school administration from the Boston College Lynch School of Education in 1999, an MBA from the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business in 2002, and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 2008.[3]


Prior to St. Joseph's University, Reed spent 15-year at Fairfield University in various administrative roles before rising to the position of senior vice president and chief of staff. He was also an adjunct professor in the mathematics department. In 2015, Reed received the Fairfield University Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award.[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Saint Joseph's University's 28th President Takes Office." Web. 4 Mar 2016. <>
  2. "President's Office." Web. 4 Mar 2016. <>
  3. "Mark Reed '96 to Become First Lay President of St. Joseph's University". Fairfield University. 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  4. "Fairfield Awards Dinner 2015 - Mark Reed '96". Fairfield University. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
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