President Franco Pavoncello News

“Reflections on the Revolution of 1979 in Iran:” JCU Welcomes Prof. Michael Axworthy

John Cabot University welcomed Michael George Andrew Axworthy for the Presidential Lecture “Reflections on the Revolution of 1979 in Iran and Why History Matters" on June 14th.

JCU Welcomes Ambassadors and Cultural Attachés from 21 Countries

John Cabot University hosted an Ambassadors’ Lunch on Friday, June 8, welcoming 28 ambassadors, cultural attachés, and embassy representatives from 21 countries to the Guarini campus in Rome.

President Franco Pavoncello Analyzes Italian Political Situation

JCU President Franco Pavoncello recently participated in TRT World's the Roundtable, dedicated to Italian populism in the wake of the March 4th elections.

John Cabot Trustee Giuseppe Conte Named New Italian Prime Minister

John Cabot University Trustee Giuseppe Conte has been asked by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella to form the new government of Italy. Congratulations to Professor Conte from the entire JCU community.

“Building for the Future:” JCU Inaugurates Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus

John Cabot University inaugurated its newest building in Rome, the Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Congratulations to John Cabot University Class of 2018!

John Cabot University celebrated its 46th Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2018, at Villa Aurelia on the Janiculum Hill overlooking the city of Rome. 180 students representing 31 countries received their degrees.

JCU President Interviewed by Washington Post on Italy’s Political Situation

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by the Washington Post, as Italy moves closer to forming a coalition government composed of the Five Star Movement and the League, the two parties that received the most votes during the March 4 national elections.

John Cabot University Board of Trustees Extends President Pavoncello’s Mandate

At its recent meeting in New York City, the Board of Trustees of John Cabot University voted to extend President Franco Pavoncello’s mandate until June 2023.

John Cabot University Receives 2.5 Million Dollar Donation from Hon. Frank J. Guarini

President Franco Pavoncello is pleased to announce that the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, beloved Chairman Emeritus of the JCU Board of Trustees, has donated $ 2,500,000.00 for the creation of a Business School at John Cabot University. 

Guarini Institute Hosts Panel Discussion on Italy’s 2018 Election

On Friday, February 9, 2018 The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs held a panel discussion on the upcoming Italian election, which will take place on March 4th. Among the participants were students, journalists, and diplomats, as well as guests from Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Bloomberg Politics Interviews President Pavoncello on Italy’s Electoral Reform Vote

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was asked by Bloomberg Politics to comment on Italy's electoral reform vote of October 12, 2017. The Italian government won a confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies on reform of the electoral system, averting the risk of a government crisis and early elections.

John Cabot University’s Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership

The Board of Trustees of John Cabot University elected new leadership during its recent fall meeting. The new Chair of the JCU Board is Mr. Salvatore Salibello and the two new Vice Chairs are Dr. Portia Prebys and Mr. Frank Desiderio.

JCU Celebrates 45th Anniversary at President’s Gala

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 President Franco Pavoncello welcomed 160 guests, including Trustees, parents, alumni, and students to the Hotel Hassler to celebrate JCU's 45th Anniversary at the President’s Gala, “Building for the Future.”

JCU Dedicates Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus

On Monday, September 25, 2017, John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello dedicated the Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus, located in Piazza Belli.

Statement by President Pavoncello on Recent Media Coverage of John Cabot University

Read a statement by President Pavoncello regarding recent media coverage of John Cabot University.