MEET THE STAFF
Julie Schumacher Cohen, Director of Community and Government Relations
Julie Schumacher Cohen is the Director of Community and Government Relations. In this role, Julie helps strengthen relationships between the University and the community, serving as the primary liaison with neighborhood groups, community organizations and local government bodies in the Greater Scranton Area.
Julie has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations in the area of community and government relations, including most recently as Deputy Director, and earlier Legislative Coordinator, of Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition of 24 national church bodies in Washington, DC. Previously, she worked in New York City directing cross-cultural programs at U.S. Servas Inc. and as a Community Outreach/Public Policy Associate for Citizens Union Foundation.
Although relatively new to the Scranton area, Julie has been actively engaged in the community as a member of the Organization Committee of the Main Street Scranton Program and as Community Partners & Kids Fest Coordinator for the Pages & Places Book Festival. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in political studies and English literature from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., and is completing a Master of Public Administration at Villanova University.
Julie lives in Scranton’s Hill Section with her husband, Will, an Assistant Professor of Theology at the University, and their three children.
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Kristi J. Klien, Secretary for Community and Government Relations
Kristi Klien serves as the Secretary for Community and Government Relations. She is the first point of contact for all concerns, questions and suggestions related to the University. Kristi brings a keen understanding of University life to this position having served for the past two years as secretary in the Development Department.
Kristi currently lives in Scranton with her husband, Dave and son, Joshua.
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