Parents' Executive Council

Parents' Executive Council

An Opportunity to Lead
The Parents' Executive Council is a leadership council comprised of dedicated parents seeking a closer connection to University leadership and their fellow Scranton Parents. Parents are asked to join The University of Scranton as colleagues in our mission to build an environment which supports the education and formation of Men and Women for and with Others. Consider your impact through participating as a Parents' Executive Council member.  Please contact the Director of Parent Programs for more information about becoming a member.
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    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

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    Campus Meetings

    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.

    Regional Receptions

    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