Vice President for Mission and Student Affairs


Rev. Raymond F. Dlugos, O.S.A., Ph.D., C. Psych., joined Merrimack College as the vice president for mission and ministry in August 2008.   He currently serves as the vice president for mission and student affairs.

Fr. Dlugos is a licensed psychologist in New York, a registered psychologist in Ontario, Canada, and a Roman Catholic priest ordained in 1983 for the Order of St. Augustine. He received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.A. from Washington Theological Union (MD), and a B.A. from Villanova University (PA).

Most recently, Fr. Dlugos served as CEO of The Southdown Institute (Aurora, ON) where he provided leadership to a residential treatment center for members of religious orders suffering emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders. He also served as vice-president for the institute (2002-03), and was a postdoctoral fellow (1999-00). From 1998-99, he held an American Psychology Association (APA) internship in the Department of Veterans Affairs Psychology Service at the Edward Hines, Jr. Hospital (IL).

Fr.  Dlugos also held the following positions: Advanced Psychology Trainee for both the Albany County Mental Health Forensic Team (Albany County Correctional Facility), and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, Counseling for the Laity; Psychotherapy/Group Co-Therapist (1996-97) and Advanced Psychology Trainee (1995-96) at Psychological Services Center (NY); Director of Vocations with Order of St. Augustine, Province of St. Thomas of Villanova (PA); Associate Pastor at St. Denis Parish (PA); faculty and administration at Saint John Neumann High School (FL); and Deacon for St. Augustine Parish (FL). He also taught psychology and counseling for a number of higher education institutions, and has completed a number of publications and major presentations.