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Joseph G. Marina, S.J., Elected University President

Joseph G. Marina, S.J., Elected University President

The University announced its 28th president on Feb. 9. Get a roundup of the news here.

The University Announces its 28th President

Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., will serve as the 28th president of The University of Scranton. James M. Slattery ’86, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, made the announcement to the University community.

Father Marina, who will take office in the summer, will succeed Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., ’H15, whose second term as president ends at the close of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Read the press release,  here.

The Presidential Website

View the new Presidential Website, which includes a letter from the chair of the Board of Trustees about the announcement, videos of the President-elect, news from local and national sources, and more,  here. The website will continue to be updated.

Video: The Announcement of the 28th President of The University of Scranton

View a recording of the announcement of the 28th President of The University of Scranton.

Video: Meet the President-elect

Get to know Joseph G. Marina, S.J., who will succeed Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. as the 28th President of The University of Scranton this summer.

Said About the University's President-elect

“Father Marina belongs at Scranton. He understands well what makes Scranton special, and he believes deeply that Catholic and Jesuit education can have a profound influence on a person’s life. He has experienced it himself. He is committed to justice and realizes the important role colleges – especially Jesuit colleges – play in leading this effort for their immediate communities and for the world.” -  Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., ’H15, President, The University of Scranton.

Read what Fr. Pilarz and other leaders had to say about the University's 28th President   here.

Students React to News of the University's 28th President  studentswatchmarina.jpg

Though students could not physically attend an announcement ceremony, they still found ways to get involved and welcome President-elect Marina.

Read what students had to say about the news in an article by Rebeca Chiefallo, Royal News campus correspondent,   here.

President-elect in the News



Be sure to visit the Presidential Website for the latest,   here.

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