BU’s Joseph Mercurio Comes Out of Retirement to Join Quincy College

November 18, 2013

Boston Business Journal

By Mary Moore
November 6, 2013

Joseph Mercurio, who retired in 2011 as executive vice president at Boston University, has joined Quincy College as the school's vice president for administration and finance.

Mercurio had been at BU for 38 years, and spent the last 16 as executive vice president.

In a prepared statement, Mercurio said, "Quincy College has been a well-kept secret which we hope to reveal to the entire metropolitan area.”

While Mercurio was at BU, the university's annual budget at BU grew to more than $2 billion from $89 million and he was part of the team that transformed the university from a regional commuter school into a national research institution.

Under his umbrella as executive vice president, Mercurio was responsible for directing all non-academic programs, service and support activities at BU, as well as the planning, business and finance functions, human resources, intercollegiate sports, government and community relations, enrollment management and more.

“Joseph Mercurio’s extensive experience in administration, finance and operations as well as policy formulation, matches extraordinarily well with those areas which will be under his purview. In addition, his broad experience in innovative institutional expansion and his entrepreneurial vision will make him an invaluable asset as we plan for the future of Quincy College,” said President Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D., President of Quincy College, in a prepared statement.