Meet Southaven Campus President, Chris Burgio

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”

Jamie Troccoli
Vocational Nursing graduate
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“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”

Trenisha Jones
Dental Assistant Graduate


After studying sports and business administration at Belhaven University on a football scholarship, Chris Burgio worked in the banking and finance industry for 13 years with a short amount of time in semi-pro sports.

"I thought I would stay in banking until I retired," Burgio explained when talking about what brought him to Concorde. "Then one day my neighbor told me about an instructor position at a career college near me. I applied, was hired and never looked back on the banking industry."

Burgio spent time as an instructor, program director, and director of career services before finally landing in his current role as Campus President for the Southaven, Ms. campus.

"The college's mission statement and core values are what drew me to Concorde," Burgio said. "I agree with the student-first approach. It's a core belief I have and I love that the organization I work for believes the same."

When discussing the role of being a campus president, Burgio noted, "I see the potential in students even when they can't. I'm constantly searching for new ways to reach students, especially those who give up quickly because I never want to give up on them."

"I am thankful every day that I get to step foot on my campus, work with students and represent my college in the community. I couldn't ask for a better college to work for and people to work with."