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marketing educator , Hospital executive , university administrator

Robert Francis Vizza, American hospital executive, former university administrator, marketing educator. Ford Foundation fellow; recipient Jerome Levy Foundation award.


Vizza, Robert Francis was born on April 2, 1933 in New York City. Son of Saverio and Agatha (Costanzo) Vizza.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Pace College, 1954. Master of Business Administration, City University of New York, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1967.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), LaSalle College, 1978.


Account executive Diebold Incorporated, New York York City, 1954-1961. Assistant professor marketing St. John's University, 1962-1966. Associate professor marketing, chairman department business administration Commonwealth Post College, 1966-1967.

Dean School Business, professor marketing Manhattan College, 1967-1985. President, Chief Executive Officer St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York, 1985-1995, vice chairman, since 1995. President, Chief Executive Officer, St. Francis corporation, 1985-1996, St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Indiana, since 1985, St. Francis Research and Educational Corporation, since 1985, St. Francis Mercy Corporation, since 1996.

Consultant to industry. Board directors Emery Air Freight Corporation, American Assembly Collegiate Schools Business, The Green Point Savings Bank, Phoenix Home Life, Insurance, Green Point Fins., Holding Company, Greater New York Hospital Association.



President board St. Mary's School. Board directors Pace University, School of the Holy Child. Fellow International Academy Management.

Member Middle Atlantic Association Colleges of Business, Administration (vice president 1970-1971, president 1972-1973, executive committee since 1969), Sales Executives Club New York (board directors), American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Mu Delta, Pi Sigma Epsilon.


Married Joan Kilday, December 11, 1954. Children: Lorraine, Mary, Cathy, Robert.

Saverio Vizza

Agatha (Costanzo) Vizza

Joan Kilday

Lorraine Vizza

Mary Vizza

Cathy Vizza

Robert Vizza