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    Communication Symposium for Faculty and Staff

    October 18, 2018

    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, Nov. 1 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:


    Jeffrey P. Gingerich, Ph.D. | Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., began his tenure as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Scranton in June 2018.

    Previously, Dr. Gingerich served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cabrini University, a Catholic liberal arts institution in Radnor. In his that role, he served as the chief academic officer overseeing four schools offering more than 35 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

    In addition to serving as chief academic officer, Dr. Gingerich held responsibility for many cross-divisional institutional priorities at Cabrini, including revision of the core curriculum, diversity initiatives and mission integration. He also led a successful Middle States self-study accreditation process, the development of a one-stop student services center, an evaluation of the faculty governance structure, and a campus-wide strategic planning effort on both leadership development and global studies.  In 2016, he led Cabrini’s transition to University status and the academic reorganization to create four new schools.

    Much of his life’s work prior to entering higher education was shaped by six years as a voluntary service worker in New Orleans, Louisiana, coordinating conflict resolution programming at the Twomey Center for Peace through Justice at Loyola University. These experiences inspired his research and teaching interests in race and ethnic relations, cultural analysis, prisoner reentry, and incarceration reform. During that time, he also taught courses in cultural awareness and conflict resolution for officers and trainees of the New Orleans Police Department. While pursuing his master’s and doctoral degrees, he was a facilitator in the Restorative Justice Program at Graterford State Prison, Philadelphia.
    Read more about Jeffrey P. Gingerich, Ph.D. in our RoyalNews article.

    Robert W. Davis, Jr., Ed.D. | Vice President for Student Life
    Robert W. Davis, Jr., was appointed Vice President for Student Life in 2018.  In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of the division which includes Athletics, Campus Ministries, University Chaplain, University Police, the Center for Career Development, the Center for Health Education and Wellness, the Center for Student Engagement, the Counseling Center, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life, Recreational and Club Sports, Student Conduct and Assessment, Student Health Services, Student Government, Dining Services and the University Bookstore. 

    He joined The University of Scranton in 2006 and has served in various capacities across campus.  His previous roles include Area Coordinator and Assistant Director for Housing Operations in the Office of Residence Life. In the Division of Development & Alumni Relations, Bobby served as Interim Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations.  He was Assistant Director and then Director of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign that raised $129 million to support scholarships and capital projects on campus. Most recently, he was Chief of Staff in the Office of the President.  Prior to his time at the University, he was a volunteer in the Alumni Service Corps at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.

    Read more about Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D in our RoyalNews article.

    Space is limited; kindly RSVP by October 30 by clicking here. Questions may also be submitted with your registration.

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