Appointments and Retirements

Read about some recent appointments and retirements at The University of Scranton.

Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., was named vice president for Mission and Ministry. Father Keller serves as rector of the Scranton Jesuit Community, and he served as interim president at the University from June 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. Most recently, he was the University’s special assistant to the president.

Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D. was named dean of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences effective July 1, 2020. Since 2014, Dr. Maldonado has served as assistant provost of undergraduate education at the University of Miami, where she also has served since 2016 as the executive director of the Office of Academic Enhancement and as a professor of religious studies. She joined the Miami faculty in 2006.

Gerald Zaboski ’87, G’95 was named vice president for Enrollment Management and External Affairs. In this position, Zaboski will provide overall strategic direction to the University’s admissions and enrollment activities, financial aid, branding and marketing efforts, news and media relations, and community and government relations. He joined the staff at the University in 1988.

Charles E. Kratz, dean of the Library and Information Fluency, retired at the end of 2019. For more than 28 years, Dean Kratz led the library. He led the opening of the new Weinberg Memorial Library in 1992 and the renovation of the first floor for its 20th anniversary. He built collections to meet student needs, instituted and extended 24-hour accessibility for study space and worked with University administration, faculty and students to improve library services, spaces and collections.

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