Sharon DeVivo


Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Sharon B. DeVivo, EdD
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo, the seventh president of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and the only woman in the College’s history, has been with Vaughn since 1996. In that time, she has been responsible for different areas of the institution including academic affairs, development, admissions, financial aid, student affairs and public affairs. DeVivo recently served as senior vice president for Vaughn where her strategic objective was to transform teaching and learning, and create a unique academic experience both inside and outside the classroom that engages faculty and students. During her tenure with Vaughn, DeVivo has led two strategic planning efforts that have assisted the college in transforming from primarily a training institution to one that offers a bachelor of science degree in engineering, management and aviation and a master of science degree. In the last seven years, Vaughn has raised more than $20 million in federal and state grants to support the transformation as well as qualified for a $32 million renovation of the main campus building. She currently serves on the boards of The Wings Club, and the Queens Council of the Boy Scouts as well as the International Aviation Women’s Association Advisory Board.