The 29th President of The University


Joseph G. Marina, S.J., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, has been unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees of The University of Scranton to serve as its 29th president. 



Father Marina has more than 20 years of service as a teacher, pastor, scholar and school administrator – experiences that have shaped his steadfast belief in the transformative qualities of a Catholic and Jesuit education.


Since 2016, Father Marina has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of education at Le Moyne College, where he oversees the Jesuit college’s three academic schools, honors program, library, campus life, student housing, conduct and Title IX compliance, diversity and inclusion programming, global education, student success and support services, disability services, and several other areas. Previously at Le Moyne, he held positions as associate provost, interim chair of the education department and special assistant to the president.


Meet the 29th President of The University of Scranton


Father Marina was selected as Scranton’s 29th president following a national search, which began in August with the appointment of a broadly representative search committee that included trustees and representatives from the faculty, staff, student body, alumni and administration. University Trustee Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ‘93, G’93, served as chair of the search committee.