Office of the President
About President Mark Volk
Mark Volk became the eighth president of Lackawanna College on July 1, 2012. Prior to being selected for the Lackawanna presidency, he was appointed to the position of Vice President of Planning and Operations in 2004 and then was promoted to Executive Vice President of the College in 2007 where he oversaw the daily operations. During his tenure, he supervised all College planning and the implementation of its $2.5 million Title III infrastructure grant. He also assisted the current President in the structural reorganization of the College.
Prior to his academic career, Mr. Volk served in the U.S. Army and retired with the rank of Colonel. During his 26 year Army career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and overseas. He also trained as a Middle East/North Africa Foreign Area Officer (FAO) regional specialist studying Arabic at the Defense Language Institute. Mr. Volk is also a graduate of the Department of State Foreign Service Institute, Tunisia, where he continued his Arabic studies and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Mr. Volk earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Scranton in 1977, a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 1999, and holds a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Scranton. A doctoral candidate at Marywood University, he is in the dissertation phase of his program in Human Development, with a specialization in Higher Education Administration.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees, comprised of valued members of the community, oversees the operations of Lackawanna College.
Mr. William P. Conaboy, Esq., Chairman of the Board of Trustees
President, Allied Services
Mr. John P. Wiercinski, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Regional Vice President, Geisinger Health System
Mr. Mark Volk
President of Lackawanna College
Mr. Dominick DeNaples
Vice President, DeNaples Auto Parts
Mr. Richard Beasley, Secretary
Ms. Deborah A. Bailey
President/Owner, Bailey Design and Advertising
Mr. Vincent R. Benedetto
President and CEO, Bold Gold Media Group
Ms. Sally Bohlin
Ms. Catherine A. Bolton
Principal, River Rock Communications, LLC; Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Marywood University
Mr. Davis R. Chant
Chairman, Davis R. Chant Realtors
Mr. Jody Cordaro
President of SCE Environmental Group, Inc.
Mr. Thomas P. Cummings, Jr., Esq.
Attorney, Cummings Law Office
Mr. Alex J. Hazzouri
President/CEO, The Advocacy Alliance and Friendship House
Mr. Timothy L. Holmes
Regional Director of Marketing and Events, Times Shamrock
Mr. David Kaplan
CEO, Sickler’s Bike and Sport Shop
Mr. Michael B. Kearney
President & COO, Nexus Hospitality Management-Radisson Lackawanna
Mr. Harry Lindsay
Managing Partner, SLPS Realty, LLP; Moosic Borough Council Member
Ms. Cheryl Maddox
Associate General Counsel, DeLage Landen Financial Services, Inc.
Ms. Julia K. Munley, Esq.
Attorney, Munley Law
Mr. Michael M. Murphy
President and Owner, Redline Towing Co. / SM Redline Trucking
Mr. Michael Narcavage
Community Relations Manager, Southwestern Energy
Mr. Nicholas H. Niles
Past President and Board Member, The Blooming Grove Club
Mr. James H. Ott
President and Owner, The Appletree Resource Group, Inc.
Mr. P. Thomas Padden
Principal, PTP Consulting; Retired School Business Administrator
Dr. Jack Truschel
Professor in the Department of Academic Enrichment/Learning, East Stroudsburg University
Mr. Thomas P. Tulaney
Executive Vice-President/Chief Lending Officer, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co.
Mrs. Joyce Van Schooneveld
President, M & S Service Company, Inc.; CFO, JT Seeley & Co., Inc.