Dr. George J. Wanko
Dr. George J. Wanko was born on February 27, 1956. He received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wanko came to Barry in 1978 as Dean of Student Affairs and was promoted to Vice President for Student Services in 1981. He was the first athletic administrator responsible for Barry’s intercollegiate athletic program, founded in 1984. Dr. Wanko oversaw the first days of Buccaneer Athletic form 1984 until summer 1991. He served as vice president and educator at Barry until 1999.
After his death in 1999, the George J. Wanko, PhD Scholarship was established by friends and family to honor Dr. George J. Wanko and exist to assist students who are committed to completing an undergraduate degree program at Barry University.