January 28, 2023

Welcome, President Paino!

Let’s all give a warm Eagle welcome to UMW’s new president, Troy D. Paino, who will join us officially on Tuesday, July 5.

Troy D. Paino 2016Dr. Paino and his family—wife Kelly and daughters Sophia and Chloe—will spend the holiday weekend settling into their new home after making the move from Kirksville, Mo.

Dr. Paino served as president of Truman State University for six years, and was that university’s provost and vice president for academic affairs before that. He also served as dean of Winona State University’s College of Liberal Arts, in Minnesota.

Dr. Paino earned doctorate and master’s degrees in American studies from Michigan State University. He holds a juris doctorate from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from Evangel University.

His teaching and scholarly interests include American higher education, 20th-century cultural and social history and American legal history. He has written extensively on the history of American sports and published his book, The Social History of the United States: 1960s, in 2008.

The entire UMW community wishes the Paino family much happiness in their new home. We welcome them to the Eagle family!