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.