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President's Cabinet


Robert W. Davis, Jr.

Chief of Staff 
B.S., M.S., The University of Scranton

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Robert W. Davis, Jr., was appointed Chief of Staff in 2011. In this role, he oversees the Department of Athletics and manages the essential administrative functions of the Office of the President.  He is responsible to the University President for a broad set of assignments related to the duties of the President including but not limited to the direction and management of the President’s agenda and priorities.

He joined The University of Scranton in 2006 and has served in various capacities across campus.  His previous roles include, Area Coordinator and Assistant Director for Housing Operations in the Office of Residence Life.  Most recently in the Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Bobby served as Interim Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations.  In addition, he was Assistant Director and then Director of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign that raised $129 million to support scholarships and capital projects on campus.  Prior to his time at the University, he was a volunteer in the Alumni Service Corps at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.

Bobby earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Master of Business Administration all from The University of Scranton.

Office of the President
Scranton Hall
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7500
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Robyn Dickinson

Interim Vice President for Planning & Chief Information Officer
A.A., Keystone College

B.S., Bucknell University

M.Ed., The Pennsylvania State University
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Robyn L Dickinson was appointed to the position of Interim Vice President for Planning & Chief Information Officer in March 2014. She joined the University in 1999 as an Institutional Research Analyst and has served as the Director of Planning, Assessment & Institutional Research, Assistant Vice President for Planning & Information Management, and most recently as Associate Vice President for Information Resources & Deputy CIO. Prior to joining the University she was the Director of Institutional Research at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Robyn has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from Keystone College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Research from Bucknell University, and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She also teaches courses in the University’s graduate programs in Human Resources and in Management.

In her current role, Robyn is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to University planning, which includes governance and policy work, institutional accreditation and effectiveness efforts; as well as its information resources which includes the centralized delivery of information technology services, and information management, use, and security throughout the University’s operations. She serves as chair of the University Planning Committee, University Governance Committee, CIO Executive Council, Information Management Committee, and Information Resources Advisory Committee.

Office of the Vice President for Planning and CIO
Alumni Memorial Hall
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510-4633
Phone: 570-941-6185
Fax: 570-941-7899
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Robert B. Farrell, J.D.

General Counsel
A.B. The College of the Holy Cross
J.D. The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
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A 20-year Pennsylvania practitioner, Rob Farrell, J.D., spent a decade in private practice of the law with a concentration on civil matters, primarily corporate and municipal. Following private practice, he worked as the city solicitor for the city of Scranton responsible for the legal representation of the City and management of its law department and a staff of three lawyers. He joined The University of Scranton in January of 2008, serving in several roles in the President’s Office before becoming general counsel in the summer of 2010.

The Office of the General Counsel serves as legal counsel to the University. Its focus is the protection of the corporation and its legal interests ranging from litigation and contracts to intellectual property and employment issues. Principal in its function are issues related to compliance at both the state and federal level. The office provides services to all divisions of the University.

Office of the General Counsel
The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6213
Fax: (570) 941-6470
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Patricia Harrington, R.N., Ed.D.

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 
B.S., Medgar Evers College

M.S., Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

M.Ed., Ed.D., Columbia University
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Dr. Harrington is a nurse and has served as a faculty member at The University of Scranton since 1984. In 1994 she was selected as the Chairperson for the Department of Nursing. During the last 20 years enrollment in the nursing major has more than doubled, new programs were initiated including the graduate nursing program with three tracks including family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist and nurse anesthesia.

A strong advocate for vulnerable populations, Dr. Harrington supports student involvement in social justice issues. She was a founding member of the AIDS Awareness Committee and the Education for Justice Task Force and Advisory Committee. She has served as an HIV/AIDS prevention consultant for nurses in Africa, and serves as a member and former co-chair of the Northeast Regional HIV/AIDS Planning Coalition.

In 2008, she co-led the Nursing Department’s first international nursing mission to Haiti, and has co-taught a travel course in Uganda – “Health Issues in Africa”, part of an interdisciplinary partnership with faculty from Theology and Philosophy. She believes that the way a person’s life story impacts their health is best learned through service experiences that allow students to ‘walk with’ others who are marginalized by illness, poverty, and stigma.

Her passion for service has informed her scholarship and influenced others to incorporate service-learning in nursing curricula. She is co-editor and contributing author of “Integrating Community Service Into Nursing Education: A Guide to Service-Learning,” which received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award.

Dr. Harrington’s leadership roles in nursing include both national and state and local organizations. Prior to joining The University of Scranton faculty, she worked as a nurse in Brooklyn, N.Y.

St. Thomas Hall, Room 5124
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510-4633
Phone: 570.941.7520
FAX: 570-941-4386
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Ryan J. Maher, S.J.

Executive Director, The Jesuit Center
B.S., Georgetown University
M.A. St. Louis University
M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
Ed.D., University of San Francisco 
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Prior to being named the founding executive director of The Jesuit Center at Scranton, Ryan Maher, S.J., was associate dean of Georgetown College, the undergraduate school of arts and sciences at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He was also a professorial lecturer in theology and Catholic studies at Georgetown University. He previously served as the director of Catholic studies and was the founding faculty member of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service campus in Doha, Qatar. In the Middle East, he taught theology to the school’s predominantly Muslim student body. He previously worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to Sen. Jeff Bingaman, and as a teacher at Gonzaga College High School, Washington, D.C., and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia. Fr. Maher entered the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1986 and was ordained a priest in 1997.

The Jesuit Center

The University of Scranton

St. Thomas Hall, 2nd Floor

Scranton, PA 18510

Phone: (570) 941-6480
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Richard Malloy, S.J. Ph.D.

Vice President for University Mission & Ministry
B.S., St. Louis University 
Ph.D. Temple University 
M.Div. S.T.L., Weston Jesuit
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Richard G. Malloy, S.J., from Philadelphia, went to St. Joseph’s Prep. He attended Lafayette College in Easton, and then entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Wernersville. While in Jesuit formation, he spent two years teaching high school in Osorno, Chile, and one year in pastoral work in Santiago. He earned a B.A. in philosophy, summa cum laude, from Saint Louis University, and the M.Div. and S.T.L. degrees from Weston School of Theology. His S.T.L. thesis was entitled, “Lonergan and Sobrino: Theologians for the Americas and Beyond.” He earned a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia. His dissertation was an ethnographic study of Puerto Rican leaders in Camden, N.J. His book, “A Faith That Frees: Catholic Matters for the 21st Century” (Orbis Books 2008), examines the relationships between the practices of faith and the cultural currents and changes so rapidly occurring in our ever more technologized and globalized world. The Catholic Press association recognized the book with a “Best Presentation of the Catholic Faith” award. In September 2010, he was missioned to The University of Scranton where he serves as the vice president of mission and ministry, working with campus ministry, community outreach, service learning and international service trips.


Office of Mission and Ministry
DeNaples Center, Room 200
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 570-941-7419
Fax: 570-941-4837
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Anitra McShea, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Ph.D., Marywood University

M.A., Bowling Green State University

B.A., Elizabethtown College

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Anitra McShea, Ph.D., was appointed Interim Vice President for Student Affairs in January of 2014. In this role, Dr. McShea is responsible for the overall management of the Division of Student Affairs, which includes: Career Services, Counseling Center, Center for Health Education and Wellness, Center for Student Engagement, Dean of Students, Multicultural Affairs, Off Campus and Commuter Student Affairs, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Conduct and Assessment, Student Government, Student Health Services, Public Safety and the Women’s Center. In her work as the interim vice president for student affairs, she is responsible for the management of all budgets, personnel, tactical planning, and assessment within the division. Dr. McShea also serves as the chief liaison to the Board of Trustees’ Student Life Committee and holds memberships on the President’s Cabinet, Financial Management Committee, and Admissions, Residence Life & Financial Aid Committee among others.

Dr. McShea joined the University community in 2002 as the Director of Student Activities and Orientation. In 2004, Dr. McShea was named the Dean of Students and served in this role for 10 years

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
201 DeNaples Center
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941- 7680
Fax:  (570) 941- 7963
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Gary R. Olsen

Vice President for University Advancement
B.A., M.S., Villanova University
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Gary R. Olsen is vice president for university advancement. For the past 20 years, Olsen has served as associate vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the alumni association at Villanova University, Villanova.

At Villanova, Olsen played a leading role in crafting its integrated development and alumni relations program. He serves as a member of the Council for the Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees and chairs the CASE Commission on Alumni Relations. He has presented at national and international educational programs and conferences, and frequently contributes to CASE Currents, the organization’s magazine.

Before joining Villanova in 1993, he served at several Philadelphia area institutions, including as executive director of the National Adoption Network, executive director of the Alcoholism & Addictions Council, and administrative director of the Lincoln Center for Family and Youth.


Office of the Vice President for University Advancement
O'Hara Hall
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 570-941-7723
Fax: 570-941-6351
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Edward J. Steinmetz, Jr., C.P.A.

Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration
B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
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Edward J. Steinmetz, Jr., was named vice president for finance/treasurer in 2008. He joined the University in 1991 to develop the internal audit function and served as The University of Scranton’s first internal auditor. Steinmetz was promoted to assistant vice president for finance in 1993, and was named associate vice president for finance in 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of business administration degree from The University of Scranton, and became a certified public accountant in 1982. Prior to joining the University, he worked for 10 years in public and private accounting positions. Steinmetz was co-chair of the steering committee for The University of Scranton’s last Self-Study Report for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He also serves on various other committees, including the President’s Cabinet, University Planning Committee, Financial Management Committee and the Committee on University Image and Promotion. He is a resource member for a number of the Board of Trustee committees. He has delivered presentations at various technology and professional business and finance association meetings. In addition, Steinmetz has been a member of Pennsylvania Department of Education teams that evaluate proposed status changes for other educational institutions in the Commonwealth. He is an active member of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers.

Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration
St. Thomas Hall, Room 201
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510-4694
Phone: (570) 941-7413
Fax: (570) 941-7595
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Patricia L. Tetreault, SPHR

Interim Vice President for Human Resources
B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton 
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Patricia L. Tetreault was appointed to the position of Interim Vice President for Human Resources in September 2013. She joined the University in 2009, first as the Director of Compensation and Benefits and was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Human Resources in 2011. She earned an Associate Degree in Health Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master Degree in Business Administration, all from The University of Scranton. She holds a nationally recognized certification as a Senior Human Resources Professional and has 20 years of HR/Employee Benefits experience in a variety of industries. 

Ms. Tetreault has served on the Board of Directors for both the Northeast Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources (NEPA SHRM) and most recently, St. Joseph’s Center. She serves on various University committees, including the President’s Cabinet, University Planning Committee, Financial Management Committee, Information Resources Advisory Committee, Information Management Advisory Committee, Strategic Finance Committee, Wellness Committee, Safety Committee, Ergonomics sub-committee and served as a member of the Financial and Institutional Resources sub-committee for the most recent Middle States Periodic Review Report. 

In her current role as Interim Vice President for Human Resources, she is responsible for all components of Human Resources divisional operations including employment, compensation, benefits and training for the University’s employees, as well as oversight of employee benefits for the University’s full-time and retired faculty. 

Office of Human Resources 
St. Thomas Hall, Room 100 
The University of Scranton 
Scranton, PA 18510-4694 
Phone: (570) 941-7767 
Fax: (570) 941-4636 
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Gerald C. Zaboski

Vice President for External Affairs
B.A., M.S., The University of Scranton
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Gerry Zaboski serves as the vice president for external affairs at The University of Scranton with divisional responsibility for public relations, marketing, community relations, undergraduate admissions and the University’s Small Business Development Center.  From 2008 - 2012, Zaboski served as vice president for alumni and public relations. He has worked at Scranton since 1988 in various positions, including executive assistant to the president, a post he held for eight years, and director of public relations. Prior to joining the University, he worked as public information manager for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. He serves as secretary on the Executive Committee of the Jesuit Advancement Administrators (JAA), on the Communications Advisory Council of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, on the board and executive committee as First Vice President of the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, and as treasurer of the West Wyoming Hose Company #1. He is a past member of the board of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education and a past president of the Scranton Lions Club. Gerry earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The University of Scranton.

Office of External Relations
600 Linden Street, 4th Floor
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7900
Fax: (570) 941-4097
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