Main Campus, Room 105 (for assistance, see Kathleen Hoffstetter in Room 105)



Trocaire College President Dr. Bassam Deeb has worked in the higher education realm all over the country for more than 30 years, primarily in leadership roles within the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management functions.

Originally from Lebanon, Dr. Deeb resettled in Buffalo with his family while he was a teenager, and he graduated from Hutchinson-Central Technical High School. Working as a peer adviser as a student at SUNY University at Buffalo helped inspire his path into a higher education career.

A member of the Western New York Consortium for Higher Education, Dr. Deeb is well versed in areas such as student services, higher education trends, healthcare and career-focused education and non-traditional student populations.

For more information about the Office of the President, please visit the President’s Page.



Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2008
Dissertation title: “Conceptions of Accountability of Governing Boards in the State of Ohio: A Case Study”

M.Ed., College Counseling and Student Personnel, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1986

BA, Geography, (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1984


Professional Experience

Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, 2012-present

Vice President for Student Services
Niagara County Community College (NCCC), Sanborn, NY 2004-2012

  • Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
    June 2008-January 2009
  • Executive Director, Student Housing Village Corporation
    2006- 2009

Vice President for Student Affairs
West Liberty State University, West Liberty, WV, 2001-2004

Executive Director for Enrollment Management
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 1997-2001

Executive Director for Student Life
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 1995-1997

Interim Director, Special Student Services
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 1994-1995

Associate to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 1988-1994

Director, New Student Advising and Retention
Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA, 1986-1988


Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

Planning and Finance in Higher Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (Buffalo State College)

Advanced Curricular Issues and Perspectives, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (D’Youville College)

Student Personnel Programs in Higher Education, Master’s Program in Counseling and Special Education (YSU)

Issues in College Student Personnel Work, Master’s Program in Counseling and Special Education (YSU)


Undergraduate Courses

World Regions Geography (YSU)

Human Geography (YSU)

College Study Skills (BCU)



Institutes, Delegations, Memberships

The Fund Raising School, Indiana University School of Philanthropy (February 2017)

White House College Opportunity Summit, sponsored by President Obama (December 2014)

New Presidents Institute, Council for Independent Colleges (January 2013)

New Presidents Institute, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (February 2013)

State University of New York (SUNY) Delegation to China, December 2009 – January 2010

Executive Leadership Program Institute, State University of New York (June 2008)



Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

American Council on Education

Association of Governing Boards

Council for Independent Colleges

Conference for Mercy Higher Education

Commission on Independent

Colleges and Universities in New York State


Selected Professional and Community Activities

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

  • Member, 2013-Present
  • Executive Exchange, 2015-Present
  • Employ Buffalo Niagara Coalition, 2018

Dopkins and Company, LLP Advisory Board, 2018

Western New York Consortium for Higher Education

  • Executive Committee member, 2012-Present
  • Vice Chair of the Consortium, 2017-2019

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation

  • Site visitor/peer reviewer, December 2012-Present
  • Chair of visiting teams, September 2013-Present

Maria College, Albany NY

  • Board of Trustees member, 2014-Present
  • Chair of Academic Affairs Committee, 2014-Present
  • Board Development Committee member, 2014-Present

University of the Holy Spirit, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Board of Trustees member, 2015-present
  • Secretary of the Board, 2015-present



St. John Maron Parish Service Award, 2016

Kent State University Higher Education Alumni Award, 2015-2016

University of the Holy Spirit Outstanding Service, 2016