Guttman Community College Welcomes Distinguished Staff Members

February 24, 2014 | Academics, Advancement, President's Office

Guttman Community College is pleased to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Larian Angelo, Vice President of Administration and Finance, and to welcome distinguished staff members Dr. Kathleen Sullivan Alioto, Consulting Vice President of Development, and Dr. Joan M. Lucariello, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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Dr. Larian Angelo, Vice President of Administration and Finance.

Since joining the Senior Staff in March 2012, Dr. Larian Angelo has played a crucial role at Guttman Community College.  She was instrumental in successfully opening the college in August 2012 to welcome its inaugural cohort of students. Before working at CUNY, Dr. Angelo held key management, budget, and finance positions in New York City government, serving initially as a chief economist for the City Council, Finance Division, and then as the Special Advisor to the Director of Finance and Deputy Director for Revenue.In January 2002, she won appointment as the Director of the City Council, Finance Division.  Among her accomplishments, she developed and won enactment of the New York City’s earned Income Tax Credit, which provided real tax relief to over 700,000 low-income households. Between April 2006 and March 2012, she served as the Deputy Director for Education, Intergovernmental Relations and Community Boards in the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget.

In addition to her career in the public sector, Dr. Angelo has been an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hofstra University and, most recently, team-taught a course on Politics in New York City at Guttman with Mark V. Shaw, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Fiscal Policy and Co-Director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance. Dr. Angelo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research. An expert in public finance and economics, Dr. Angelo has written and lectured extensively.

Kathleen Sullivan Alioto is an experienced fundraiser who enjoys meeting and helping American philanthropists understand the importance of community colleges. Dr. Alioto will lead the implementation of a strategic development plan for the college and build and manage the fundraising goals set by Guttman President Scott E. Evenbeck and the Guttman Community. Dr. Alioto understands the art and the science of fundraising. She looks forward to collaborating with colleagues at Guttman and CUNY to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts for Guttman.

Dr. Alioto served as the Dean of Development at City College of San Francisco for over 13 years. At City College of San Francisco she was responsible for increasing the college foundation endowment from $1.3 million to $23 million, one of the highest of any community college in the nation She also and raised and led oversight of $12 million for operating funds, capital improvements, grants, scholarships and programs. A graduate of the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Dr. Alioto earned a Doctorate of Education at Harvard University and served as President of the Boston School Committee.


Dr. Joan M. Lucariello, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Joan M. Lucariello joined Guttman Community College on February 5 as Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Before accepting this position, Dr.Lucariello served as CUNY’s University Dean for Education. She is a Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Lucariello is familiar with Guttman’s innovative model, having served on the research advisory committee. Her scholarly expertise in the areas of cognition, learning, and education will help the College to advance and research its innovative approach.

Dr. Lucariello received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she was a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) pre-doctoral fellow. Dr. Lucariello was then awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  Thereafter, Dr. Lucariello joined the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research for several years. She was Senior Scientist at the American Psychological Association (APA), where she advanced  behavioral science to the NIH and the NSF. Then at NICHD, she was Director of Research Programs in Cognitve, Social, and Affective Development. In 1999, Dr. Lucariello returned to academe, serving as a visiting professor in the Psychology Department at UCLA, and in 2000 she joined the faculty at Boston College, as a Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology.  She is a Fellow of the APA, the Association for Psychological Science, and Inaugural Fellow of the American Education Research Association. She has been at CUNY since 2009.

About Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College is an urban public institution that offers associate degree programs in an environment that nurtures student success. Our primary objective is to increase the number of students, especially those not effectively served in higher education, who persist in their programs of study and attain a degree in a timely manner. We offer a clearly defined educational pathway including an integrated first-year curriculum that is inquiry-based and majors that prepare students for careers and baccalaureate study.

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