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Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D. , Secretary of USEK Board of Trustees

Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D. became the 6th President of Trocaire College on July 9, 2012, making him the second lay president in the history of the Mercy College in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Bassam Deeb received his B.A. in Geography and M.Ed. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, with an emphasis on Governance and Public Accountability, from Kent State University.. Prior to working at Trocaire College, Dr. Deeb served as Vice President for Student Services and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Niagara County Community College, Vice President for Student Affairs at West Liberty State University in West Virginia, and Executive Director for Student Life and for Enrollment Management at Youngstown State University. Bassam started his career at Briar Cliff University, a private Franciscan institution, in Iowa as Director of Advisement and Retention.

Dr. Deeb has been an officer of a number of professional organizations in higher education in Ohio, West Virginia, and in New York State, and a member of the editorial board for the College Student Personnel Association of New York State Electronic Journal. Currently Bassam is an evaluator for the Middle States Commission for Higher Education and a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Educational Programs and Student Success Committee at Maria College in Albany, New York. He was selected to participate in the State University of New York (SUNY) Executive Leadership Institute, and was a member of the delegation that represented SUNY in China. Dr. Deeb has been adjunct faculty member in the graduate program in Education at Youngstown State University, the Student Personnel program at SUNY Buffalo State, and in the doctoral program in educational leadership at D’Youville College.

Bassam Deeb has been an active member of the Maronite church in Youngstown, Ohio; Wheeling West Virginia, and Buffalo, New York. He was recognized in 2013 for his outstanding contributions to the Buffalo Region and to St John Maron Parish.

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