A Message from our President

quinn.jpegDear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Parents & Friends,

As many of you know, after six years as president of The University of Scranton, I will be stepping down at the end of this academic year. This past August, I informed the Board of Trustees of my decision to resign as Scranton’s 25th president, discerning that both for the University and for me the time was right for a change.

What I said in August remains true for me today: “In making this decision, I am filled with gratitude to the Scranton community — trustees, faculty, administrators, staff, parents, friends, alumni and students — for all that we have accomplished to advance our mission as a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education in the 21st century.”

When I arrived on campus in 2011, I invited everyone to consider a plain-spoken question: “What does it mean to say that Scranton is a 21st-century Jesuit university in North America?” And I intended my answer then to inspire a common work: “The University of Scranton — a Jesuit university — can and should excel in providing its students an education that is engaged, integrated and global.” Through campus-wide collaboration and engagement, we developed The University of Scranton Plan: An Engaged, Integrated, Global Student Experience. Make no mistake: Our strategic plan is already yielding superior results.

I still have important work to accomplish here, but as I prepare to leave Scranton, my sadness in departing is eased by my sure and certain hope that our University community will continue to flourish. Thank you all for joining me on this amazing journey as we have moved our beloved University forward, and for your support and friendship. May God continue to bless you all and may God continue to bless The University of Scranton!


Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

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