Suzanne Buglione:

Wednesday, June 12 2019

Bristol Community College names new Vice President for Academic Affairs

Suzanne Buglione, Ed.D. of Fall River, Mass., has been appointed vice president for academic affairs at Bristol Community College. Dr. Buglione, enters her new role after working at Bristol Community College for the past 7 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in natural science and a Master of Education in health education, community health from Worcester State University in Worcester, Mass. and Doctor of Education in higher education leadership, administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Boston, Mass. She has worked in higher education for more than 20 years, as both an innovative leader and instructor.

As vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Buglione will provide professional leadership that fosters the highest teaching, learning and academic service standards, as well as student and institutional outcomes. Dr. Buglione will direct Bristol’s academic programs and services, in alignment with the college’s mission, goals and core values. 

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Through her demonstrated leadership as co-chair of Bristol’s New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Steering Committee, the college’s Interim Five-Year Report was recently approved. She has also demonstrated her commitment to growing Bristol’s Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton locations by overseeing the development of business plans, with the college’s deans, to ensure that academic programs and services are aligned with the unique needs of each location.

Dr. Buglione has presented widely and authored articles, chapters and a monograph related to the community college, the scholarship of engagement, adult learning, identity development and social justice, faculty development, shared governance and organizational culture. She is the recipient of the NSEE Outstanding Experiential Education Research/Dissertation Award, the IARSCLE Honorable Mention Dissertation Award, the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Roueche Excellence Award and the League for Innovation 2018 Patricia Cross Fellowship.


Before coming to Bristol, she held positions as principal and lead consultant at CommunityBuild, formerly in Worcester and Fall River, Mass.; instructor in undergraduate and graduate education at Worcester State University, as well as progressive leadership roles in the development of a General Education Revision, First Year Experience and Outcomes Assessment in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges and Universities at Worcester State University.

In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys practicing tai chi.