Parents' Executive Council
Membershipplus or minus
Ignatian spirituality at The University of Scranton is deeply rooted in a strong commitment to excellence, to community, to service, and the desire to accomplish for the greater good. These same qualities describe the special group of parent leaders we are seeking to serve on the Parents' Executive Council.
The work of the council and its members advances three Jesuit ideals that are at the core of the University's mission:
Cura Personalis being women and men for and with others
Magis a restless desire for excellence grounded in gratitude
Rei Solicitudo carefully shepherding our resources
Your participation will impact the Scranton student experience by advancing the mission and vision of the University. Members are asked to participate in the following ways:
Collaboration with University leaders to create career networking and employment opportunities for students
Engagement in parent-to-parent outreach programs, campus-wide events and receptions
Philanthropy through a leadership gift to the Royal Fund or University priority of your choice
Campus and Regional Eventsplus or minus
PEC meets on campus twice a year, during Family Weekend and during spring session. The meeting is attend by the University President, deans and various campus leaders to engage parents and speakers in meaningful dialogue to help advance various areas of student and campus initiatives, opportunities and goals. If you would like more information about the Parents' Executive Council, please contact Cheryl Murphy, Associate Vice President of Development, for more details at 570-941-4144.
Each fall, PEC members host receptions in their homes for new parents in their region. This event is an opportunity to meet parents in their area and learn more about the PEC and other parent engagement opportunities. In the fall of 2017, events were hosted in Garden City, NY, Wayne, NJ, Bucks County, PA and Scranton, PA.
Impactplus or minus
Support internship and mentoring programs
Established regional parent engagement activities
Funded scholarships, academic priorities, athletic and student life needs
Serve as Admissions Ambassadors for new and potential Scranton students and their families