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    Lackawanna College

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    About President Mark Volk

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    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. Richard Beasley, Secretary
    Retired

    Ms. Deborah A. Bailey
    President/Owner, Bailey Design and Advertising

    Mr. Vincent R. Benedetto
    President and CEO, Bold Gold Media Group

    Ms. Sally Bohlin
    Retired

    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. Dominick DeNaples
    Vice President, DeNaples Auto Parts

    Mr. Gregory Gagorik
    President of Toyota of Scranton

    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.