Don Vermillion

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Don Vermillion

Fitz Center Director of Public Projects; Adjunct Faculty

  • Staff
  • Adjunct


Don served as a local government administrator from 1973-1997. From 1973-1976 he was the Assistant City Manager for Miamisburg and served as City Manager there from 1976-1979. During 1979-1988 Don served as Montgomery County Deputy Administrator and served as Montgomery County Administrator from 1988-1997. He has been teaching in UD's MPA Program from 1992 to the present. He has worked for the University of Dayton since leaving active local government administration. Don's present projects include coordinating the Dayton Neighborhood School Centers Program, working with the three cohorts of UD’s Dayton Civic Scholars, and serving from time to time as executive search consultant for local governments in the State of Ohio. He also teaches part time for the Department of Political Science.

Staff Perspective

Working as part of the Fitz Center team is allowing me to bring my 25 years of local government experience to students in the classroom and also allows me to work with members of the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in developing creative initiatives to improve our community.