Welcome to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine!
As president, it is my great privilege to ensure Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is an exemplary, 21st-century Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. As such, we are pursuing a series of ambitious initiatives that align with the College’s strategic plan for its second hundred years — Sustaining the Promise.
Respecting Saint Joe’s heritage as a faith-based, value-centered learning environment, one such plan is to position the College to play a vital role in addressing our nation’s urgent nursing shortage. In January 2017, we launched a campaign to create a new Center for Nursing Innovation. Funded through the foundation and private philanthropic donations, the new state-of-the-art center will enrich our nursing programs and deliver the latest in nursing science and SIM (simulation) technology.
While Saint Joe’s has long been known for its outstanding on-campus programs, our newest Hybrid Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is a distance program designed for experienced learners with a bachelor’s degree in another field. It creates an accelerated path for students to serve their community through a purposeful career in nursing.
A Saint Joe’s education is a community experience — including our online students. We care for our community as we would our own families.
I encourage you to explore our online ABSN program and consider this unique opportunity to discover your gift for caring for others with the support of a university dedicated to your success. Here, we offer the spirit, the space, and the skills to find your career and your calling.
Come grow with us.
James Dlugos, Ph.D.
President, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
James Dlugos, Ph.D., became the 14th president of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in July 2012. Before joining Saint Joe’s, Dr. Dlugos served seven years as the vice president and dean of academic affairs at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. Before that, he served for 16 years at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, in various roles, including vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.
Dr. Dlugos’ embrace of innovative, entrepreneurial approaches to ensure growth and sustainability for Saint Joseph’s earned him recognition in 2015 as one of Maine magazine’s “50 Mainers” who are shaping the future of our state.