Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Bishop Scharfenberger Appoints Giovanni Virgiglo To Albany Diocesan Chancellor Post



Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the appointment of Giovanni Virgiglio, diocesan Superintendent of Schools, to the position of diocesan Chancellor, effective July 1. Mr. Virgiglio will continue to serve as Superintendent as well.

“Only a person held in the highest esteem” is chosen for this position, Bishop Scharfenberger explained, noting the critical information that is entrusted to the Chancellor, a position required of every Diocese by the Code of Canon Law.

The diocesan Chancellor assists the Bishop by maintaining the diocesan archives, safeguarding and authenticating official documents, and drawing up written reports on the official government of the Diocese. The Chancellor also serves as the official notary on all documents issued by the Bishop, and disseminates information to clergy, parishes, and the Catholic faithful that may be beneficial to the people of the diocese.

“I am humbled to assume the duties of Chancellor in addition to my primary role as Superintendent of Catholic Schools,” said Mr. Virgiglio. “As a servant leader of our Diocese, I welcome the opportunity to expand my skill set, help preserve the Diocese of Albany’s storied history, and pen our next chapter in concert with my colleagues in ministry.”

Mr. Virgiglio was appointed diocesan Superintendent of Schools last May, after serving as Associate Superintendent and Interim Superintendent over a period of two years. Before joining the Catholic School Office in 2015, Mr. Virgiglio served as principal of St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam from 2008 to 2015 and taught at St. Casimir Regional School in Albany from 2003 to 2008. 

A graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, Mr. Virgiglio received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Special Education 1-6, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration. He holds New York State certifications in elementary and special education, as well as building and district administration.

As Chancellor, Mr. Virgiglio succeeds Very Rev. Donald L. Rutherford, who will continue as Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese. 

(Albany, NY) - SEFCU and CAP COM leaders have been exploring a potential merger of the two federal credit unions headquartered in New York’s Capital Region. Throughout our discussions, we have found a consistent mission, common purpose, and shared vision that prioritizes our employees, members, and communities. To that end, the CAP COM and SEFCU …
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the second round of the $175 million Workforce Development Initiative. This second round of funding makes $48 million available to support strategic regional efforts that help New Yorkers find quality, well-paid jobs and meet businesses' short-term workforce needs, improve regional talent…
Aug
05
NetworkingPlus is an event designed to expand your connections, generate new leads, and promote your business. Networking will begin with lunch. You will…
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in and Lunch, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking
Aug
16
Join us for a day of clubs, carts & connections at The Country Club of Troy! Get back into the swing of things with the The Chamber's 2021 Annual Golf…
10:30 a.m. Check-In; 11 a.m. Lunch; 12 noon Shotgun Start
Sep
09
This webinar will explore how to create and use Functions and Formulas in Microsoft Excel. Participants should have a beginner or higher level of Excel…
9 a.m.