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University of Scranton names Rev. Kevin Quinn president

The Abington Journal
December 15, 2010
The Reverend Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., J.D., Ph.D., executive director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and a professor of law at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., has been named the 25th president of The University of Scranton. Christopher “Kip” Condron, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, announced the Board’s unanimous decision at a news conference today in the Rose Room of Brennan Hall on campus.

Father Quinn will assume his duties as president on July 1, 2011. He will succeed the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., who announced in August that he would leave Scranton to begin service as president of Marquette University in the summer of 2011.

“Father Quinn is an accomplished administrator, distinguished teacher and recognized scholar with a deep and demonstrated commitment to higher education and to the Catholic and Jesuit mission that is at the heart of The University of Scranton,” Condron said. “We have great confidence that he is prepared to lead the University forward and to sustain our outstanding momentum.”

A national search was conducted by a search committee, chaired by Condron, that included trustees and representatives from the University’s faculty, staff, student body, alumni and administration.

“The University of Scranton is an outstanding institution, and I look forward to working with the board, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends as we move Scranton to the front ranks of the nation’s leading master’s-level universities,” said Father Quinn. “People make a university great, and what has impressed me most about Scranton is the people.”
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