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A Message from the President

A Message from the President

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Parents & Friends:

The spirit of innovation is ever present on this campus. In my role as president, I am fortunate to bear witness as ideas take shape and, through collaboration and determination, propel the University forward. 

Our early progress toward the development of the Strategic Enrollment Plan led by Jeff Gingerich, our new provost, is just one example of the innovative work being done at Scranton that you can read about in this magazine. The Humanities Initiative, begun after a conversation between faculty members at a summer party, spurred the idea for a full-fledged Humanities Center. The faculty-led initiative has planned and executed programs and events that have already reminded us of the centrality of the liberal arts in Catholic and Jesuit education. 

We continue to rely on the strength of our Catholic and Jesuit identity. This fall, I charged a Task Force with charting the path toward healing and hope in response to the pressing and complex issues in the Church. Opportunities for listening, discussion, education and prayer are taking place this spring. 

We see the spirit of innovation in you, too. It is inspiring to hear about the many ways our alumni put their good ideas to work out in the world. I am grateful for your stories and for your enduring support of the University. 

God bless you, and God bless The University of Scranton.


Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.


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