Vidyanidhi “Vinnie” Rege, Ph.D., of Barrington, R.I. has been named the Dean of the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus. Dr. Rege joined Bristol in 2020 as the Dean of Business and Experiential Education and will continue to serve as the college’s Dean of Business, in addition to his new role.

As Dean of the New Bedford Campus, he will utilize his experience to foster a student-centered educational environment responsive to the needs of diverse students, as well as the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the greater New Bedford region. He will also continue to advance relationships with area institutions, community organizations and leaders to develop linkages and collaborations. Dr. Rege began his new role on May 13, 2024.

Dr. Rege earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Management at the Baltimore International College; his Master of Science in Service Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University.

While serving at the college, Vinnie has launched successful initiatives resulting in increased student engagement and experiential learning opportunities. He has cultivated strong partnerships with local businesses and non-profit organizations, as evidenced by his existing collaborations with advisory board members and relationships among key community stakeholders.