KYCO dean elected secretary of national optometry group

Dr. Michael Bacigalupi
Dr. Michael Bacigalupi

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The dean of the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Optometry has been selected for a position on a national board.

Dr. Michael Bacigalupi has been elected to serve as secretary for the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. With the position, he will also serve on the organization’s executive committee.

“It is an honor to be elected to serve as the Secretary for ASCO,” Bacigalupi said. “The board of directors are an incredibly talented group of educators that truly shape the future of optometric education, so I am humbled to serve with them.” 

“The University of Pikeville is so pleased Dr. Bacigalupi was elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry,” said UPike Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D. “As an organization, ASCO is committed to advancing optometric education and research forward. Dr. Bacigalupi has demonstrated significant leadership abilities, an innovative spirit, and a passion for the profession that has not only benefited our region but extended to a national level.”  

ASCO serves all 23 schools and colleges of optometry in the United States with a wide range of programs.