Joseph Sciame

Vice President for Community Relations, St. John's University

Joseph Sciame is Vice-President for Community Relations at St. John’s University, with campuses in Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale and Rome, Italy.

In his current position, since 1994, he interacts with all local civic and community groups in keeping the communication levels open in terms of University related activities. He is known for his keen awareness of establishing lines of strong communication with community leaders, and with all levels of municipal government as well.

An involved person in his own community of New Hyde Park, NY, where he resides, Mr. Sciame is involved with his parish Church of Notre Dame as a lector, and has been honored as a papal Knight of the Holy Sepulcher with the Grand Cross. He has been a member of the Board of Ethics for the Town of North Hempstead, one of the three towns of Nassau County, since 1975 and its chair since 1985.

A graduate of St. John’s University from its School of Education, Mr. Sciame commenced his earlier years working from 1962-1994 in the areas of registration, admissions and financial aid, which ultimately led to his presidency of the NYS, Eastern Region and National Associations of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In addition, he has been a local, state and national president of the Order Sons of Italy in America and a national past chairman of its Commission for Social Justice, which fights bias, bigotry and discrimination.

Mr. Sciame was named to the then Futures in Education Foundation some twenty years ago, from its inception, and served as its chair for a three year period. He has continued to serve on its scholarship committee and has been a supporter of Catholic education for many years. He completed a six year term on the Education Commission for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2010. At the present time, he serves as chair of the Futures in Education Marketing Committee.

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