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Fall Communication Symposium for Faculty and Staff

October 12, 2017

The Staff Senate and the Office of Human Resources are honored to invite faculty and staff to the University of Scranton Communication Symposium that will be taking place on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The event will be in the Rose Room, Brennan Hall 509. Two Communication Symposiums are held each year to provide an opportunity for improved communications between key University leaders and our campus community.

This semester, we welcome the opportunity to hear from the following guest presenters:

Dr. Sunil Ahuja is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Scranton. His primary responsibilities at the University include institutional accreditation, assessment, and institutional research. Dr. Ahuja joined the University in August, having come most recently from the Higher Learning Commission where he served as vice president for accreditation relations, institutional change and research.
Rev. John C. Sivalon is a Maryknoll Priest and was a Visiting Associate Professor in The University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies from 2009 to 2015 before becoming Director of Global Learning Programs and Senior Advisor for Study Abroad. He received his bachelor’s degree from Maryknoll College (Illinois); his MA in Theology and Masters of Divinity from Maryknoll School of Theology (New York); his MA in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam; and his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology. Rev. Sivalon served in a variety of administrative positions in Tanzania during his 25-year experience in that country. In 1998, he was appointed Director of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Africa; and, in 2002, was elected Superior General of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a position that he held until 2008.

Rev. John C. Sivalon is a Maryknoll Priest and was a Visiting Associate Professor in The University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies from 2009 to 2015 before becoming Director of Global Learning Programs and Senior Advisor for Study Abroad. He received his bachelor’s degree from Maryknoll College (Illinois); his MA in Theology and Masters of Divinity from Maryknoll School of Theology (New York); his MA in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam; and his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology. Rev. Sivalon served in a variety of administrative positions in Tanzania during his 25-year experience in that country. In 1998, he was appointed Director of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Africa; and, in 2002, was elected Superior General of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a position that he held until 2008.

Susan Bowen joined the University in 2016 as the Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Business, both from The College of New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Institute of Educational Management at Harvard University and the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League of Innovation. Prior to coming to The University of Scranton, Susan served in several leadership positions within the information technology arena. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for Information Technology Services at Mercer County Community College. Susan also served as the Chief Information Officer for both Camden County College and The Lawrenceville School and as Director of Information Technology Services at The College of New Jersey.

Julie Ferguson assumed the role of Registrar at the University in September 2016. She joins us having served for the previous 15 years at Rutgers University – Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine where she held the titles: Director of the Registrar's Office, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and Director of Clinical Electives. Prior to her roles at Rutgers, Ms. Ferguson served as Registrar and Associate University Director of Enrollment Services at Marymount College, Fordham University. Ms. Ferguson received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and her master’s degree in Public Administration from SUNY Albany. Julie lives in South Abington with her 13-year-old son, Andrew and newly adopted rescue dog, Sky.

Submit questions with your registration. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/xOKk2dIRFwZadlcu2

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