Charles L. Magliaro ’54 ’58 M.A., has many fond memories of
his student days where he was president of the “Men in Music” group and a
member of the Phi Alpha Psi fraternity and the basketball team. In 1966, he was
chosen by the Montclair State faculty to serve as the charter president of Phi
Delta Kappa, an international honor society.
Now retired in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with his wife
Lori, Magliaro enjoyed a fulfilling career in education administration for more
than 25 years. He was a teacher and a school principal before becoming
superintendent of schools in East Hanover, where he served for 21 years, a
record tenure. “I had the opportunity to hire many excellent teachers from
Montclair State, including my own replacement, Larry Santos ’67 ’74 M.A.,” he
says. In 2003, he returned to campus after many years. “I was impressed with
the growth on campus,” he recalls. “Montclair State has meant so much to me. I
wanted to give something back.”
The University will receive a percentage bequest in
Magliaro’s will. “I hope that in some small way my gift will help ensure
Montclair State’s commitment to academic excellence,” he shares. He will create
an endowed scholarship for math and science education majors.
“I am proud to have been a part of Montclair State, its growth and development and everything it stands for,” Magliaro says.