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Gary Edward Rizzo, American academic administrator. National certified counselor. American Council on Education fellow, 1984-1985, Institute for Educational Leadership/Ednl. Policy fellow, 2001-2002; named Outstanding Faculty Member, Westmoreland Community College, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1974.


Rizzo, Gary Edward was born on March 28, 1944 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carl Joseph and Marie Grace (Manuele) Rizzo.


Bachelor of Science, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1967. Master of Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1974.


Counselor, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, 1969-1971; counselor, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania, 1972-1982; director counseling, Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 1982-1984; associate dean lifelong learning, Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 1984-1989; associate academic dean, Montgomery Community College, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, since 1989. Consultant in field.


  • National certified counselor.


Chairperson, board directors Harmony Theater, since 1997. Educational representative Montgomery County Fire Academy, since 1994. Fellow American Council on Education.

Member Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (board directors 1984-1988, Outstanding Contributor 1988), American College Personnel Association, Montgomery County Counselors Association (consultant), Pennsylvania Counseling Association (director Outstanding Counseling Center 1982). Fellow Institute Educational Leadership, 2001-2002. Fellow Education Policy Fellows Program Pennsylvania, 2001-2002.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, camping, travel, model trains, nascar racing.


Children: Brian, Gary, Thomas.

Carl Joseph Rizzo

Marie Grace (Manuele) Rizzo

Thomas Rizzo

Gary Rizzo

Brian Rizzo