The University of Scranton Names Six New Trustees

Nov 4, 2013

The University of Scranton has named six individuals to its Board of Trustees:

Tracy F. Bannon ’84, Clarks Summit; Judith M. Bavaria M’72, Philadelphia, Pa.; Philip Judge, S.J., New York, N.Y.; Christopher J. Kane ’86, Clarks Summit; Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J., Bronx, N.Y.; and Joseph M. Vaszily ’95, Westfield, N.J.

Bannon, the school advancement coordinator for the Diocese of Scranton, volunteers with local organizations that serve disadvantaged and disabled children and adults. Founder and moderator of the St. Joseph’s Center Junior Auxiliary and the IHM Summer Service Program, she serves on the Foundation Board for St. Joseph’s Center and the Board of Directors of the Lackawanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind. Bannon volunteers with the Sponsorship Education Program for the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Friends of the Poor, Family to Family, The Commonwealth Medical College, Coaches vs. Cancer and the Foundation for Cancer Care.

Bavaria is president and CEO of Presby’s Inspired Life, a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry that provides continued care and affordable housing to seniors throughout the greater Philadelphia area. She serves in a variety of leadership capacities for Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare and was named Leader of the Year in 2007 by the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Senior Services. A licensed nursing home administrator and an R.N., Bavaria holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from The University of Scranton and is also a graduate of Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing.

Fr. Judge has been president of Regis High School in New York City since 2005. Previously, he was the principal of McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, N.Y.; an administrator at the Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, N.Y.; and as a teacher at Regis High School. Fr. Judge, who entered the Society of Jesus in 1980 and was ordained in 1993, completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at Fordham University, theology studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Calif., and an additional graduate degree in English at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and the National Catholic Educational Association.

Kane retired after serving in his family’s business, Kane Is Able, Inc., for more than 30 years. He continues to serve as a board member for the company. He was awarded the Certified Logistics Professional (CLP) designation by the International Warehouse Logistics Associations in 2009. Actively involved with the University, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Kania School of Management and was a past member of the University Council and the Board of Regents. He also serves as a trustee for the Waverly Community House. His wife, the Honorable Kathleen Granahan Kane ’88, serves as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General. She is the first woman to be elected to this office in the Commonwealth. Both he and his wife support the President’s Business Council at the University.

Fr. Scirghi is an associate professor of theology at Fordham University. A member of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, he has taught at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Calif., and the Jesuit College of Theology in Melbourne, Australia. In 2013, he was appointed to the Thomas More Chair of Catholic Studies, a joint appointment to the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame, Australia. Scirghi earned a master of divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; a License in Sacred Theology degree from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a doctor of theology degree from Boston University.

Vaszily is vice president of the Fixed Income Sales/Trading Group with Goldman Sachs and Company in New York City. After earning an MBA from New York University in 2002, he starting his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and moved into various leadership positions at JP Morgan. Since graduating from the University, Vaszily has served as a member of his reunion committee, a royal recruiter for admissions, a member of the Alumni Board of Governors, a member of the President’s Business Council (PBC) and co-chair for the 2012 PBC dinner. He is also a referee in the Big East Conference of women’s Division I basketball.


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