President's Cabinet


Susan G. Bowen

Chief Information Officer
B.S., M.A., The College of New Jersey
Divisional Website

Susan Bowen joined The University of Scranton in 2016 as the Chief Information Officer responsible for the leadership and management of the strategic use of technology in support of the University’s mission and goals. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Business, both from The College of New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University and the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League of Innovation.

Prior to coming to The University of Scranton, Susan served in several leadership positions within the information technology arena. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for Information Technology Services at Mercer County Community College. Susan also served as the Chief Information Officer for both Camden County College and The Lawrenceville School and as Director of Information Technology Services at The College of New Jersey.

Susan has co-chaired a Middle States Accreditation Self Study and has served on Middle States Site Evaluation teams. She has also served on the Educause Mid-Atlantic conference planning committee, the New Jersey-based NJEDge Board of Trustees, and several other statewide affinity groups. Susan has presented at a number of regional and national conferences on technology innovation, project management, and organizational leadership.

Division of Information Resources
Alumni Memorial Hall
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6185
Fax: (570) 941-6568
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Robert W. Davis, Jr., Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Life
B.S., M.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania
Division of Student Life Website
Athletics Website

Robert W. Davis, Jr., was appointed Vice President for Student Life in 2018.  In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of the division which includes Athletics, University Police, the Center for Career Development, the Center for Health Education and Wellness, the Center for Student Engagement, the Counseling Center, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life, Recreational and Club Sports, Student Conduct and Assessment, Student Health Services, Student Government, Dining Services and the University Bookstore. 

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.  In the Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Bobby served as Interim Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations.  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. Most recently, he was Chief of Staff in the Office of the President.  Prior to his time at the University, he was a volunteer in the Alumni Service Corps at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.

Division of Student Life
201 DeNaples Center
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941- 7680
Fax:  (570) 941- 7963
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Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., Eastern Mennonite University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., began his tenure as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Scranton in June 2018.

Previously, Dr. Gingerich served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cabrini University, a Catholic liberal arts institution in Radnor. In his that role, he served as the chief academic officer overseeing four schools offering more than 35 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

In addition to serving as chief academic officer, Dr. Gingerich held responsibility for many cross-divisional institutional priorities at Cabrini, including revision of the core curriculum, diversity initiatives and mission integration. He also led a successful Middle States self-study accreditation process, the development of a one-stop student services center, an evaluation of the faculty governance structure, and a campus-wide strategic planning effort on both leadership development and global studies.  In 2016, he led Cabrini’s transition to University status and the academic reorganization to create four new schools.

Much of his life’s work prior to entering higher education was shaped by six years as a voluntary service worker in New Orleans, Louisiana, coordinating conflict resolution programming at the Twomey Center for Peace through Justice at Loyola University. These experiences inspired his research and teaching interests in race and ethnic relations, cultural analysis, prisoner reentry, and incarceration reform. During that time, he also taught courses in cultural awareness and conflict resolution for officers and trainees of the New Orleans Police Department. While pursuing his master’s and doctoral degrees, he was a facilitator in the Restorative Justice Program at Graterford State Prison, Philadelphia.

Office of the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
St. Thomas Hall
901 Linden St., Room 5124
Scranton, PA 18510-4633
Phone: (570) 941-7520
Fax: (570) 941-4386
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Robert B. Farrell, J.D., Ed.D.

General Counsel and University Secretary 
A.B. The College of the Holy Cross
J.D. The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
Ed.D. The University of Pennsylvania
Divisional Website

Robert B. Farrell was appointed General Counsel in 2010 with the additional role of University Secretary in 2015. Dr. Farrell has practiced law for over 27 years with extensive legal and management experience in university, municipal and nonprofit settings. Over his career, he has specialized in higher education, municipal, employment, labor and corporate law. Dr. Farrell oversees all University legal affairs and is responsible for Scranton's overall legal strategy. He serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and advises the President, Board of Trustees and the administration on a wide range of legal matters.

Dr. Farrell joined Scranton as Director of Community Relations in 2008, and served as the Executive Director of Community Relations and Public Safety in 2009, prior to becoming General Counsel. In these roles, Dr. Farrell served on the President's cabinet and advised the President on matters related to the University's position in the broader community. He also oversaw the transition of the Public Safety force to armed University Police.

Prior to joining Scranton, Dr. Farrell served as the City Solicitor to the City of Scranton. He was a partner in the law firm of Kreder, Brooks, Hailstone & Ludwig before working for the city, and spent his first year out of law school as a judicial law clerk.

Dr. Farrell earned his A.B. in history from the College of the Holy Cross in 1987. He earned his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1992. He earned an Ed.D. in higher education management, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. 

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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Francis A. Lovecchio, Jr. (Toby)

Chief of Staff
B.S., Management, The University of Scranton
M.Ed., Temple University
President's Office Website
Athletics Website 

Francis A. Lovecchio, Jr. (Toby) was appointed Chief of Staff in 2018. In his role, he is responsible to the University President for a broad and complex set of assignments related to the duties of the President including but not limited to direction and management of the President’s priorities. This includes projects assigned by the President and assisting the President as he undertakes major programmatic, management and administrative responsibilities.

He joined The University of Scranton in 1997 and has served in various capacities within the Department of Athletics. He served as Director of Athletics from 1997-2015. In 2007, he was the Interim Head Coach of Women’s Soccer guiding the team to its first Landmark Conference Championship. Most recently, he served as Associate Director of Athletics from 2015-2018. In addition to his athletic duties, he also participated in a University leadership team immersion trip to El Salvador along with serving on many University committees during his tenure. Toby spent many years actively involved in the Boy Scouts and coaching youth soccer programs.

He is a graduate of the Sports Management Institute Executive Program of The University of North Carolina and The University of Southern California. Prior to his time at the University, he spent eight years in various athletic department capacities at Bucknell University.

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Thomas S. MacKinnon

Vice President University Advancement
B.A. English Literature, Fordham University
Divisional Website

Thomas MacKinnon was appointed to the position of Vice President for University Advancement March 19, 2018.

He served as chief of staff to the president and executive director of the Pride Passion and Promise Campaign at the University of Scranton, 2008-2011.

Tom brings a keen understanding and deep commitment to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission to this important leadership position at Scranton. Through his education, work and volunteer service, he has more than 20 years of experience with Jesuit institutions, as well as decades of leadership experience in fundraising.

Tom was instrumental in the success of the largest capital campaign in our history, which raised more than $129 million to support the University’s mission, endowment and development. The campaign, helped to make possible such transformational improvement projects as the DeNaples Center, Loyola Science Center, Condron Hall, Montrone Hall, Pilarz Hall and the Dionne Campus Green. In addition to his work in development, while at Scranton he led multiple international service trips for students to El Salvador and Ecuador, and a leadership team immersion trip to El Salvador. Tom also volunteered a year of service at the Jesuit-sponsored Working Boys Center in Ecuador, a project he continues to support today.


Anitra McShea, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Student Life
Ph.D., Marywood University

M.A., Bowling Green State University

B.A., Elizabethtown College
Divisional Website

As Associate Vice President for Student Life, Anitra McShea, Ph.D., is responsible for the overall management, planning and assessment of the following Student Life functions: Career Development, Counseling Center, Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students (Center for Health Education and Wellness, Center for Student Engagement, Cross Cultural Centers -Jane Kopas Women’s Center and Multicultural Center, and Residence Life including Off Campus and Commuter Student Life), Student Conduct & Assessment, and Student Health Services. Dr. McShea is a member of the President’s Cabinet, Admissions, Residence Life & Financial Aid Committee, and Information Security Council among other University committees.

Since joining the University community in 2002, Dr. McShea has worked tirelessly in service to students in an effort to foster transformational learning and success. As a result of her commitment to students and the University, Dr. McShea was recognized in 2017 as a Top 25 Women in Business by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Northeast PA Business Journal. In 2018, she was named a Woman of Courage and Vision by the University’s Committee on the Status of Women and the Jane Kopas Women’s Center.


Student Life
201 DeNaples Center
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941- 7680
Fax:  (570) 941- 7963
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Rev. Patrick D. Francis Rogers, S.J.

Executive Director, Jesuit Center
B.S., Towson University
M.A., Fordham University
M.Div., Santa Clara University - Berkeley Jesuit School of Theology
D.L.S., Georgetown University
Divisional Website

A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Father Rogers served for more than a decade at Georgetown University, first as director of campus ministry for the main campus and, most recently, as the director of the Catholic chaplaincy, for which he was responsible for promoting and nurturing Catholic ministry at Georgetown. Previously, Father Rogers was parochial vicar at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, worked with inner city youth in Oakland, California and the Bronx, New York, as was the Director of Student Activities at Scranton Preparatory School from 1997 to 1999.

Father Rogers entered the Society of Jesus in 1992 and was ordained a priest in 2002. Prior to entering the Society of Jesus, he was a professional musician and holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance (clarinet) from Towson University in Maryland. While at Towson he also played saxophone for Jazz Great Hank Levy, one of the most innovative Jazz writers and educators of the late 20th century. Levy’s work entitled “Whiplash” was a featured piece, and title track, of the academy award winning film of the same title. For five seasons he sang tenor with the Baltimore Opera Chorus and was an instrumental music teacher for a number of different schools in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. He was also the Associate Music Director of the orchestra at Towson University from 1989 to 1991.

Father Rogers earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University and a master’s degree in divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California. He earned his Doctor of Liberal Studies degree from Georgetown University, writing his thesis on the confluence of Germanic and Christian symbols in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

When not working, Fr. Rogers enjoys participating in sports related activities and is an avid tennis player and former high school tennis coach. He is still keen on making music but now tends to express his musical passion on a guitar.

The Jesuit Center

The University of Scranton

St. Thomas Hall, 2nd Floor

Scranton, PA 18510

Phone: (570) 941-6256
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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
Divisional Website

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, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Vice President for Human Resources
A.S., B.S., M.B.A., The University of Scranton
Divisional Website

Patricia L. Tetreault, SHRM-SCP, SPHR was appointed to the position of Vice President for Human Resources in July 2018. 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, and Associate Vice President for Human Resources in 2014. Patricia served as Interim Vice President for Human Resources for the period September 2013 – June 2014. 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 the national SHRM-SCP and SPHR Human Resources certifications and has more than 25 years of Human Resources/Employee Benefits experience in a variety of industries. 

Patricia serves on various University committees, including the President’s Cabinet, Faculty Personnel Committee, the Information Security and Advisory Council and is the Cabinet liaison to the Staff Senate.  Patricia formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources (NEPA SHRM) and currently serves as President of the St. Joseph’s Center Board of Directors. She has completed the AJCU Jesuit Leadership Seminar and the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). Through ICP, Patricia participated in an Immersion experience at the Kino Border in Nogales Arizona/Mexico.

In her current role as Vice President for Human Resources, she is responsible for the Office of Equity and Diversity and all components of Human Resources operations including employment, performance management, training, compensation and employee benefits.

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

Vice President for Enrollment Management & External Affairs
B.A., M.S., The University of Scranton
Divisional Website

Gerry Zaboski serves as the vice provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs with divisional responsibility for public relations, marketing, community relations, undergraduate admissions and the University’s Small Business Development Center.  He previously served as vice president for External Affairs from 2012-2014, and as vice president for Alumni and Public Relations from 2008 -2012. 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.

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs
600 Linden Street, 2nd Floor
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-7900
Fax: (570) 941-4097
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