Meet the Office Staff
Lauren S. Rivera, Dean of Students
Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., M.Ed. serves the University as the Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. Dean Rivera serves as the lead student advocate at the University. She and members of the Dean of Students staff often support students as they navigate challenges while at the University. Dean Rivera works closely with the Vice President for Student Life and is responsible for oversight of the Dean of Students Office, Center for Health Education & Wellness, Center for Student Engagement, Cross Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women’s Center & Multicultural Center), and Office of Residence Life. She also serves as the moderator for Student Government and is a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University.
Dean Rivera earned her Juris Doctor degree and Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs at The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to pursuing her joint degree in law and education, Dean Rivera graduated from Bucknell University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Religion.
Contact Dean Rivera at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow her on Twitter @lscottrivera, and Instagram@scrantondeanofstudents
Shannon Murphy Fennie, Assistant Dean of Students
Shannon Murphy Fennie, M.S., serves the University as the Assistant Dean of Students. A key student advocate, Shannon is responsible for providing support and overseeing initiatives designed to foster engagement of students, particularly marginalized student populations. As such, she works closely with the Center for Student Engagement and the Cross-Cultural Centers (Jane Kopas Women’s Center and Multicultural Center) as they provide programs and services to support a vibrant campus community. Additionally, Shannon coordinates leadership development initiatives within the Division of Student Life.
Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton and went on to received her Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College. Shannon returned to the University of Scranton community after serving as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at both Canisius College and Saint Joseph’s University.
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Kim Curran, Student Life Coordinator
Pauline Palko, Administrative Assistant
Pauline Palko serves as the office assistant to the Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students, and the Dean of Students Staff. She is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the workload for the AVP/ Dean of Students. In addition, Pauline is responsible for managing the calendar of the AVP/Dean of Students. Pauline also schedules and supervises student workers in the Student Life Suite (DeNaples 201).
Pauline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Scranton.
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