Statement by Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
President of The University of Scranton
Regarding President Barack Obama’s Address
on Higher Education
August 23, 2013
We appreciate President Obama choosing Northeastern Pennsylvania to address the nation especially given the vital role that higher education plays in the regional economy. He offers sweeping proposals that must be studied with care to understand the potential positive or negative affect on our students and our University.
We support efforts to empower students and families to make informed decisions about college. Such efforts need to be clear, coordinated and fair. We also share with the President a deep concern for access to higher education and, as a school recognized for quality and value, are committed to remaining an affordable choice in Catholic and Jesuit higher education.
While we excel at career preparation, we are not defined by it. We are committed to the broader purpose of helping our students to become the people they were created to be, which transcends the important work we do to prepare them for careers or advanced study.