Msgr. David A. Rubino Ph.D. Ph.D.

Academic Chair

Bio: Msgr. David A. Rubino was ordained for the Diocese of Erie in 1973. He holds a PhD in rhetoric and communication, and in higher education, from the University of Pittsburgh. The former president of Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, Msgr. Rubino was appointed the Vice President for External Affairs at Mercyhurst University in April 2013 following a two-year stay as the Dean of the Walker School of Business & Communication. Msgr. Rubino is perhaps the area’s most experienced leader in higher education, having served in cabinet-level roles at several of the region’s top educational institutions. Msgr. Rubino is currently the Vice President of External Affairs at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and was appointed to the EC3 Board of Trustees in November of 2022.