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    State of Scranton Goes Virtual with Mayor Cognetti

    April 21, 2020

    The spring semester’s State of Scranton series goes virtual on Tuesday, April 28 at 1 p.m. with Paige Gebhardt Cognetti, newly elected Mayor of the City of Scranton and the first female to hold the position. Mayor Cognetti came from her role as Special Assistant to the Pennsylvania Auditor General and previously served as a director on the Scranton School Board. Before moving to Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mayor Cognetti worked as an investment advisor at Goldman Sachs in New York and prior to that, served in the Obama administration as a senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department. Mayor Cognetti holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a BA in English Literature and Romance Languages.

    In this online presentation and discussion, Mayor Cognetti will meet with University of Scranton community members to provide updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic and answer questions from participants. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this special virtual presentation that will highlight the challenges and opportunities facing Scranton in this unique time.

    Zoom Session will include Opening Comments and Q&A

    Please RSVP by April 27 to community@scranton.edu to receive Zoom details.

    This online presentation and discussion is a part of the State of Scranton series. Through campus and guest speakers, this series serves to engage the varied opportunities and challenges facing the Greater Scranton area. Q&A and discussion will provide an opportunity for engagement. We are pleased to provide this seminar in virtual format during this extraordinary time.

    THE SERIES IS PRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND THE CENTER FOR SERVICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND IN COOPERATION WITH THE JESUIT CENTER, FACULTY SENATE, STAFF SENATE AND THE ELLACURIA INITIATIVE.

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