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Dana Manzo

Vice President of Student Affairs

352-638-9751 Ext. 151dmanzo@beaconcollege.edu


  • M.S. from Palm Beach Atlantic University: Counseling Psychology
  • B.S. from New York Institute of Technology: Psychology
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor

About Dana Manzo

Dana Manzo is the Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs at Beacon College. In this new role for the College, she will oversee all student affairs services, including residential life, student judicial affairs, Title IX, counseling services, student activities and first-year experience, community educators, occupational therapists and accommodations coordinators, health promotions, athletics and fitness.

Manzo joined Beacon College in 2012 initially serving as a mental health counselor and then assuming the role of director of counseling services in 2017. As director of counseling, Manzo implemented a new model expanding access to mental health care and support. She was then named dean of campus wellness and student development and worked with colleagues across campus to instill a culture of health and wellness that enhances students’ capacity to develop lifelong skills.

Prior to Beacon, Manzo counseled juvenile sexual abuse victims at The Healing Tree Sexual Trauma Recovery Center and has also worked in private practice where she consulted on children’s issues and post-partum depression. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at New York Institute of Technology and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is currently working on a doctorate degree in counseling education and supervision from National Louis University. She recently has been quoted by Western New York Family Magazine and ParentOC Magazine and has appeared as an expert on the “A World of Difference” TV show.