Philadelphia College Leadership

A Message From the President

Peirce College is governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees drawn from the Mid-Atlantic region. Trustees are business leaders, educators, and professionals, some of whom are alumni of the College, and all of whom are committed and highly engaged in promoting the welfare of the College. Membership on the Board provides the opportunity to participate in the advancement of the College and its mission.

Peirce is led by the president & CEO and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), who report to the president. The ELT leads a dynamic, empowering work environment which promotes accessible leadership; direct and open communication; and a culture based in teamwork and mutual respect. Strong support of the College’s mission is critical to advancing students, graduates and their employers in the global economy. Their skills, enthusiasm, and teamwork contribute significantly to Peirce’s very bright future.

Presidential Search

In July 2018, Peirce College will transition to new leadership as President & CEO James J. Mergiotti retires and a new president begins his or her tenure. Learn about the search for Peirce's new president.

From the President

Peirce College President Jim Mergiotti speaks on the importance of fostering strong student relationships and Peirce's personalized approach to higher education for working adults.

Board of Trustees

The volunteer members of Peirce's Board of Trustees represent leadership in regional public and private industry and help guide Peirce in providing personalized, career-oriented adult education.

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) consists of executives in charge of each department at Peirce as well as the Peirce College president. See the eight members of ELT and get their contact information.

Strategic Planning

Peirce College embarked on a new three-year strategic plan, which began in 2015 and will run through 2018. Read a detailed summary of the plan to see what's in store for the future of college education at Peirce.

Mission & Vision

Peirce College strives to be recognized as the higher education leader in personalized, career-based, adult education. This goal is reflected in our mission and vision statements and nine core values.