Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Cupola atop a building on the Molloy University campus

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

catherinemuscenti.jpgCatherine Muscente, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, has served in her current role at Molloy since 2018.  She began her tenure at the University in 1997 when she was hired within Academic Affairs as the Office Manager for the Social Work Department..  From 2002 – 2017, she was part of the Office of Advancement serving as Director of Alumni Relations, Director of Development, and Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration and Development over those 15 years. 

Cathy’s passion and support for the founding charism of Molloy and the legacy left to the institution by the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, who founded the college, is evident in all her interactions with colleagues and students.  She primarily assists the Cabinet, faculty and staff in their actualization and integration of the College’s Catholic Dominican core identity and mission.   Cathy oversees Campus Ministries, the Siena Center for Social Justice, the Irish Studies Institute, and the University’s Art Gallery and permanent collection

Current University Service Includes:

  • President’s Cabinet;
  • Secretary to the Board of Trustees Mission Effectiveness and Planning Committee
  • Co-Chair, Siena Center for Social Justice
  • Co-Chair, Laudato Si Action Platform Committee
  • Member of Priorities and Planning
  • Member of college-wide Facilities Committee
  • Chairs, the MLK Day of Service Committee
  • The College's Administrative Liaison for the Lilly Fellows Program
  • Director of the Dominican Higher Education Committee’s (DHEC) Fanjeaux, France Immersion Program
  • DHEC Representative on the Charism Cabinet, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Catherine holds an MBA from Molloy College, is a graduate of the Energeia Partnership, Class of 2011, and holds a certificate in Empowerment Skills for Leaders, University of Connecticut and a Paralegal certificate from Adelphi University. 

She currently serves in a volunteer capacity for several not-for-profit enterprises:

  • Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, Board Member
  • Girls Inc. Long Island, Advisory Board Member
  • NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Scholarship Committee, Chairperson


  • M.B.A, 2008, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York
  • B.A., Business, Minor in Economics, Molloy University, 2002 Summa Cum Laude