Joseph Mercurio of Cohasset is New Quincy College Exec
November 18, 2013
QUINCY (11/7/2013) —
Quincy College has hired former Boston University vice president and Cohasset resident Joseph Mercurio to be the school’s new administration and finance chief.
Quincy College President Peter Tsaffaras announced Mercurio’s hiring Wednesday. Mercurio left BU in 2011 after 38 years there, including 16 as executive vice president. He will be a vice president at Quincy College.
He succeeds previous Administration and Finance Chief Pushap Kapoor, who retired in January.
Mercurio became BU’s executive VP in 1995, and in the years that followed, he supervised the largest expansion in the school’s history, at both the Charles River campus and the medical school campus. As director of BU’s fundraising campaigns, he raised the university endowment to more than $1 billion.
That “extensive experience” makes Mercurio well-matched for Quincy College, which is planning to consolidate and relocate its classes and offices into the redeveloped Quincy Center, Tsaffaras said.
The college is looking to those plans after spending most of the past decade recovering from mismanagement by a former president and political fractures within the college’s governing board. The board chose Tsaffaras in late 2010 amid those conflicts.
Mercurio said he is excited to join the college’s leadership team. He said the school is “a well-kept secret” of the Greater Boston area.
Mercurio is a BU graduate. Before becoming executive vice president, he rose through the management ranks as associate budget director, assistant vice president and comptroller, vice president for business affairs and senior vice president.
During his years as executive vice president, BU’s annual budget has grown from $89 million to $2 billion.