The University of Scranton Names Three New Trustees
The University of Scranton has named three individuals to its Board of Trustees: Jacquelyn Dionne ’89, Westport, Conn.; Vincent Reilly, Esq. ’80, Philadelphia; and Justin B. Murphy ’76, Oak Hill, Va.
A native of Scranton, Dionne became a registered nurse upon graduating from Community Medical Center in 1986 and received a bachelor’s degree in health administration from The University of Scranton in 1989. During her career as an intensive care nurse, she earned several certifications while at Mount Auburn, a Harvard University teaching hospital, and later at the New Hampshire Heart Institute. Today, Dionne is active in several charitable organizations, including The National Charity League for Mothers and Daughters. In 2008, the University named its newly created, football field-sized green at the heart of its campus in honor of her and her husband, John ’86.
Reilly, who graduated from The University of Scranton in 1980 and Villanova University School of Law in 1983, has been active in the civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. On Jan. 1, 2000, along with Tracey McDevitt ’93, he founded the law firm of Reilly, Janiczek & McDevitt. The firm has 38 attorneys practicing in its Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware offices. Reilly serves on the advisory board of the Friends of St. Malachy, Inc., a nonprofit corporation assisting St. Malachy Parish in North Philadelphia.
Murphy, who received an executive master’s degree in 1993 from the University of Maryland, serves as the senior law enforcement advisor and special assistant to the chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He is responsible for liaising with federal state, local and tribal law enforcement partners on topics such as technology advancement and adoption and security. In addition, Murphy is the deputy executive director for the National Information Exchange Model, a partnership between the DOJ and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which develops, disseminates and supports enterprise-wide information exchange standards. Previously, he held senior positions in the private sector for large system integrators, including vice president for Science Application International Corporation (SAIC). Murphy served 20 years in law enforcement and retired as a major from the Fairfax County Police Department. He has lectured at international conferences for the Association of Public Safety Communications and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.