Patty Canterino Named Vice President for Student Development and Engagement
Immaculata University announces that Patricia Canterino ’92, ’12 M.A., of Exton, PA, has been promoted to vice president for Student Development and Engagement and Dean of Students where she will be responsible for implementing strategic direction and leadership that focuses on enhancing the student experience, and the success of effective and quality student development and engagement programs that complement and support the academic mission and the quality of student life. For the past 17 years, Canterino has served Immaculata University in the areas of athletics, administration, and student life. In addition, she coached the Mighty Macs’ women’s basketball teams for 15 years, receiving Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2014.
“I still feel the same passion for Immaculata that I felt as a student,” stated Canterino. “I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve our students in an enhanced role as vice president.”
During her tenure, Canterino oversaw the athletics and recreation program that includes 19 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III sports as well as cheerleading, intramural and recreational programs. Under her direction, Immaculata renovated and unveiled several athletic facilities and oversaw the design, construction, and opening of five new athletic facilities including a multi-purpose turf stadium, indoor batting facility, baseball stadium, athletic training facility, and outdoor basketball courts. She also oversaw the renovation of the fitness center and swimming pool. Canterino is equally dedicated to producing results in the classroom and helped her players balance athletics and academics. Her teams consistently ranked high in several academic-related NCAA/CSAC conference categories.
As a valuable member of the Immaculata community, Canterino has been a member of several University committees including recruitment and retention and student life and assessment. She recently was selected to serve on the Immaculata Presidential Search Committee.
Earning both her bachelor and master’s degree from Immaculata, Canterino received a B.A. in Psychology in 1992 and an M.A. in Organization Leadership in 2012.
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.