President's Cabinet


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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Elizabeth M. Garcia, Esq.

Special Assistant to the President, Executive Director for the
Office of Equity and Diversity, and Title IX Coordinator
B.A, Wheaton College
J.D., Temple University
Divisional Website

Elizabeth Garcia joined the University in 2018 as the Executive Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity and Title IX Coordinator.  In 2020, she was named Special Assistant to the President and appointed to the President’s Cabinet. 

Prior to joining the University, Ms. Garcia was a shareholder at the Parker McCay, P.A. law firm in southern New Jersey, where she worked for over 18 years. Her practice heavily centered on labor, employment, civil rights, local government and education law.  She also held judicial law clerk positions in State and Federal Court.  Her leadership roles included, but were not limited to, President of the Burlington County Bar Association, Vice Chair of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Burlington County Bar Foundation.

Ms. Garcia earned her B.A. in International Relations and Hispanic Studies from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1997 and her J.D. from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2000. 

Office of Equity and Diversity
The University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: (570) 941-6645
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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
Divisional Website

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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Reverend Herbert B. Keller, S.J.

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

B.A., Fordham University

M.Div., Weston School of Theology
Divisional Website

Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. was appointed Vice President for Mission and Ministry in 2019. In this role, he oversees the offices of The Jesuit Center, Campus Ministries, and the Center for Service and Social Justice.

Father Keller served as interim president at The University of Scranton from June 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. From 2018 to 2019, he served as special assistant to the president.

Fr. Keller has served as the rector of the Scranton Jesuit Community since September 2015. Prior to that, he served for 18 years as president of Scranton Preparatory School and is the longest-serving president in the Jesuit school’s history.
Fr. Keller entered the Jesuit novitiate in Wernersville in 1969. In 1975, he received a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Fordham University. He earned a master’s degree with distinction from Weston School of Theology in Boston and a professional diploma in secondary school administration from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. He was ordained a priest in 1981 and has served in Jesuit education for more than 40 years.

Fr. Keller was named principal of Scranton Prep in 1983 and served in that capacity for eight years. From 1991 to 1997, he served as principal at his alma mater, Saint Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia. During his tenure there, Fr. Keller was appointed as rector of the Jesuit community at Saint Joseph’s Prep. In 1997, he was named president of Scranton Preparatory School.
In 2016, Fr. Keller served as a delegate from the Maryland Province for the Society of Jesus' General Congregation 36.

Fr. Keller is a past trustee of The University of Scranton, Fairfield University, Saint Joseph’s University, Scranton Preparatory School, Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and Gonzaga College High School. He currently serves on the boards of Nativity Miguel School of Scranton and the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

In 2006, Fr. Keller received an honorary doctoral degree from The University of Scranton.



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.


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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