Capt. Michael J. Sebastino
Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Planning
Capt. Michael J. Sebastino was appointed VMI’s Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Planning in the spring of 2009. From 2003 to his appointment as Assistant Dean, Sebastino was the Institute’s Grants, Contracts and Intellectual Property Administrator, where he established strong working relationships with state and federal agencies, the VMI Foundation, and faculty and staff across Post. He has been extensively involved in supporting the Undergraduate Research Initiative and played a key role in organizing the academic program’s funding requests and reporting to the Jackson-Hope Board of Overseers.
Sebastino holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from The Citadel and a master’s of business administration degree from Old Dominion University. Prior to his arrival at VMI, he worked as a licensing associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and he is a commissioned officer with more than 21 years of service in both the active and reserve components of the U.S. Navy.