Deciding to attend college after conversing with several workers regarding their aspirations and goals, Dr. Vincent J. Cattat understood that when individuals push themselves hard enough, they can achieve such greatness that they never thought possible before. Since that time, he has received a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, PhD and Master of Business Administration – four degrees that have laid the foundation of his successful career.
At the inception of his career in 1970, Dr. Cattat served Utica City School District in New York as a special education teacher and counselor, holding the positions for five years each. From there, he served as an assistant superintendent at the Camden City School District from 1980 to 1985 and an administrator at the Frankfort- Schuyler Central School District from 1985 to 2003. Prior to his retirement in 2017, he was an adjunct professor at Utica College.
Among the notable highlights of his career, Dr. Cattat is proudest of the moments when his students return for his advice and guidance. In addition, he enjoys visiting local restaurants regularly, where he can talk to the waiters and hostesses about their academic ambitions. He finds great fulfillment in giving these young adults advice so that they can positively change their future. Dr. Cattat was mentored by his own parents, who were both successful professionals in their vocational lives and endearing spouses in their personal lives. He and his brother were both encouraged and supported by their parents.
Throughout his career, Dr. Cattat’s main goal has always been to ensure that his students find themselves and do things for the country that will have positive outcomes. Believing in the importance of education, his efforts have been recognized by Utica College with a Lifetime Achievement Award, an accolade he earned in 2012. In addition, he was highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America between 2010 and 2019.
Contact Dr. Cattat: