A Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

President Anthony S. Caprio to retire in June 2020

Western New England University has benefited greatly from Dr. Anthony Caprio’s leadership and stewardship over these many years. His upcoming retirement after 24 years of service is well-deserved as he has worked tirelessly to advance our institution. 

There have been many major achievements under Dr. Caprio’s term as President. We made significant advancements in every area of campus life. We expanded our programs and curriculum, completed numerous changes and additions to the physical plant, enhanced our athletics programs, increased our student programs, and advanced our technology. Dr. Caprio’s crowning achievement was completion of the plan to gain recognition as a university. On July 1, 2011 we officially became Western New England University.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to express our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Caprio for all that he has accomplished during his tenure as President. He has fully and faithfully carried out his duties and has always done what is best for our institution. We are proud of him and he can be proud of the way he represented us. He leaves a legacy that will endure forever in the history of Western New England University. We will miss him and wish him a long and happy retirement.



Kenneth M. Rickson ’75
Chair, Board of Trustees