The University of Scranton, a Catholic and Jesuit university offering a transformational learning experience, seeks its 28th president. The University is deeply committed to its compelling mission rooted in the Jesuit tenet of cura personalis, individual attention to the students, and respect for the uniqueness of each member of the University community. The University of Scranton offers students a highly personalized education; is an exceptionally strong and devoted community; and is supported by a generous and motivated Board of Trustees. Founded in 1888 and elevated to university status in 1938, The University of Scranton is a community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who are animated by the centuries-old tradition of Catholic and Jesuit education. At Scranton, faculty and staff offer students a rich and personalized approach to education in the context of a dynamic university that prepares students to be agents of change in their communities and the world.
The University community includes roughly 5,000 undergraduate, adult, part-time and graduate students; 272 full-time faculty, and 600 full-time staff. The campus is home to three colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management, and the Panuska College of Professional Studies – and awards the bachelor's degree; the master's degree; and four doctoral degrees (business administration, nurse anesthesia, nursing practice, and physical therapy). The new President will be charged with articulating, nurturing, and advancing the nature, culture, and heritage of this distinctive institution and its Catholic and Jesuit mission, building on this foundation to lead the University forward. To that end, the new leader will become fully immersed in the community and build trust with all Scranton stakeholders; provide strategic leadership; champion a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community; nurture the University's shared governance model; build Scranton's stature and recognition; and enhance philanthropic opportunities, diversify revenues, and maintain fiscal integrity.
Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Pocono region, The University of Scranton is a vital part of a city that is considered the geographic and cultural center of northeastern Pennsylvania. The city plays an important role in the life of the University and vice versa. Driving time to New York City, Philadelphia, and Syracuse is just two hours, with Boston and Washington, D.C. less than five hours away. The regional airport, located just eight miles away, offers direct flights to Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, and other major cities.
A full Leadership Profile can be found at: wittkieffer.com. WittKieffer is assisting the University of Scranton in this search and welcomes all applications, nominations, and inquiries. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the Leadership Profile. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received as soon as possible and by no later than November 30, 2020.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to the University's consultants:
Robin Mamlet, Jean Dowdall, Ph.D.
and Elizabeth Bohan
The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.