Boris Vilic is dean of Rider University’s College of Continuing Studies. Prior to joining Rider in 2006, he served as director of technology and faculty team leader for the computer systems technology curriculum of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

His work has earned him critical acclaim. Vilic’s projects won the Creative Uses of Technology Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education in two consecutive years. He was also honored with the 2005 Nofflet Williams Up and Coming Leadership Award from the University Continuing Education Association, Distinguished Faculty Award from the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement at Duquesne, and Frank N. Eliott Award for Distinguished Service at Rider University. He published a number of journal articles and book chapters on distance learning and has presented his work at national and regional conferences. He is also Associate Member of the National Council for Education and Schooling of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences (HAZU).

Vilic holds an MBA in marketing from Duquesne University and a B.S. degree in administration and management from La Roche College in Pittsburgh. He is originally from Zagreb, Croatia where he graduated from XV. Gimnazija (MIOC).


  • MIOC/XV Gimnazija, Zagreb, 1993
  • La Roche College, B.S., Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Duquesne University, MBA, Pittsburgh, PA 1997

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