September 26, 2023

Torre Meringolo Announces Retirement

The following message is from the Office of the President: 

On the heels of the highly successful Mary Washington First campaign, Salvatore “Torre” Meringolo has announced his retirement as Vice President for Advancement and University Relations, effective October 1, 2016. 

Meringolo came to the University of Mary Washington in August of 2009 to lead the University’s fundraising, alumni affairs, and external relations and communication programs. 

During his tenure at UMW, Meringolo has spearheaded the five-year, $50 million Mary Washington First campaign, which exceeded its goal two months ahead of schedule. He also oversaw the reorganization within Alumni Relations, resulting in a series of regional networks across the country. Additionally, he has led the development of the University’s brand identity project, along with initiating marketing and advertising programs. 

Before coming to UMW, Meringolo served as vice president for development at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Under his leadership, the college successfully completed the largest fundraising initiative in its history, the $40 million Heritage Campaign.  

In addition to positions at Iona College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Meringolo also served as associate dean of the University Libraries at The Pennsylvania State University. While overseeing development of Penn State’s extensive collection and public service programs, he became actively involved in fundraising on behalf of the university libraries.