Duane is currently the President of the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA), a position he has held since its inception 8½ years ago, and is the Chief of Staff for the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College. He is a graduate of Mansfield University (and was named by the University’s Society of Honors as the 2007 Distinguished Educator of the Year), and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from St. Bonaventure University. During his three+ decades in public education, he served as a teacher, coach, and high school principal for 22 years in the Warren County School District, and then served for 12 years as an administrator in the Forest Area School District, retiring after 8 years serving as Superintendent of Schools.
In the course of his career in education, Mr. Vicini was trained in the Cambridge Model of Strategic Planning and served as an internal facilitator for the Warren County School District. He further co-authored A Strategic Planning Guide for Pennsylvania Schools and formed the V & S Consulting Group, which helped many schools, career/tech centers, and Instructional Support Centers formulate their strategic plans. He was the CEO at the Venango County Career Technical Center for two terms, the President of the Warren/Forest Community Education Council for two terms, the co-director of the NASSP satellite center for the Principals’ Assessment Center, and a member of the Allegheny Forest Alliance for several terms. Mr. Vicini was a Board member of the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools and served on the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology and on the Advisory Board for the St. Bonaventure Dual Enrollment Program.
Mr. Vicini has lived his entire life in northwestern Pennsylvania and currently resides in Russell with his wife of 43 years, Donna. He has two children and a 6-year old granddaughter. He continues to serve on several community and civic boards.