Sharon B. DeVivo

Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo has been with Vaughn College since 1996 and was named first woman president in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from the State University of New York at Albany, a master’s in public communications from Fordham University and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2020, DeVivo was appointed to serve as the chair of the Youth Access to American Aviation Jobs Task Force by the US Secretary of Transportation. She also serves on the board for Civil Air Patrol, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, The Wings Club Foundation, Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Greater New York Councils Boy Scouts of America, Queens Advisory Board for Scouting BSA, International Aviation Women’s Association Advisory Board, JFK International Airport Chamber of Commerce. DeVivo also serves as a liaison to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Women in Engineering Committee in addition to the Institute’s Pre-University Education Coordination Committee and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.