A Message from our President

quinn.jpegDear Alumni, Parents & Friends,

Last month, I informed the Board of Trustees of my intention to step down as University president effective June 1, 2017, giving our trustees sufficient time to search prudently for a new president. 

Since arriving at The University of Scranton five years ago, I have come to know a tight-knit Scranton community. It is a community where lives not only cross paths — but connect to one another — a community of family and friends who care for one another. I am filled with gratitude to the Scranton community for all that we have accomplished to advance our mission as a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education in the 21st century. 

This past spring, we were enriched by a seminar series focused on the City of Scranton. One seminar focused on a recent report on what constitutes a “living wage” in Northeastern Pennsylvania. You’ll read more about the series, and this report, in the pages of The Scranton Journal

As an alumni community, you are dispersed, but you remain connected to one another, as well as to this campus and this city. I hope that you feel the strength of that connection despite your distance. As you’ll read, our alumni are climbing mountains, saving lives, teaching throughout the world and speaking their minds. There are more than 49,000 of you, each with a unique story. We are thrilled to be a part of that story and hope you remain connected with your alma mater in the years to come. 

I have great hope and enthusiasm for our final year together. I will continue to serve energetically as your president during this transitional year. During this time, I encourage us to adopt the motto that inspired the life and work of St. Junipero Serra, Apostle of California: “¡Siempre adelante!” (“Always forward!”).


Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

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