Toby Stapleton named dean of graduate studies and continuing education

Dr. Tobias (Toby) Stapleton, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been named dean of graduate studies and continuing education at Salve Regina. His appointment officially begins July 1.

Stapleton comes to Salve Regina with extensive experience in growing graduate enrollments, developing new graduate and corporate training programs, and partnering university resources with those in the private sector, state and federal government.

“I am excited about joining the Salve community because it is clear to me that Salve Regina University is an institution that puts the interests of its students first,” Stapleton said. “Salve Regina’s graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to deliver a terrific blend of theory and practice, and are well positioned to meet the needs of today’s graduate student.”

Under Stapleton’s leadership, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship became internationally recognized for its work in the marine technology industry, developing new programs and operating self-sufficiently with more than $1.2 million in revenue.

In his prior position as assistant dean at the UMass Dartmouth Charlton College of Business, Stapleton helped to grow graduate enrollment from 120 to more than 400 students, and also developed two customized MBA programs in partnership with two of the region’s largest employers.

A recipient of Charlton College of Business’s MBA Association Teaching Excellence Award, Stapleton has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in advanced supply chain management, global business, international logistics, corporate social responsibility, management information systems, quantitative analysis and management theory.

Stapleton has his B.A. in international studies from Bryant University, his MBA from Suffolk University, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from UMass Dartmouth. He also has a certificate in venture mentoring service from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  1. Alessandra Bianchi says:

    Congrats Toby. Salve is lucky to have you ! You will be sorely missed by the marine tech community. Best of luck with your new adventure!
    Alessandra Bianchi & SeaTrac Crew

  2. Mike Lauro says:

    All the best to you Toby in your new position at Salve and thank you so much for all your support to Atlantis.
    We will miss you of course and yet look forward to collaborating with you once you get settled.

    Best regards,

    Mike Lauro
    The Atlantis Charter School

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