LC in the News - 2011
President Angeli Announces Retirement
July 12, 2011
President Raymond S. Angeli
HAWLEY - Raymond S. Angeli, who has been president of Lackawanna College since 1994, announced his retirement from his position effective June 30, 2012. Both local media and staff attended a press conference in the College Board Room on Tuesday where Mr. Angeli made the official announcement.
Lackawanna College has grown in many different ways during Mr. Angeli's tenure. The College has increased its academic offerings to include associate degrees in 33 areas of study along with several certificate programs including the police academy, paramedic training institute and certified nurse aide program.
When Mr. Angeli took over, the College had three buildings in three different locations. The Scranton Campus had one building on the south side and a couple small buildings in the outlying communities. Today, there are four satellite centers located in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford and Towanda, all now located in state-of-the-art facilites that serve as a source of higher education in those communitites. The Scranton Campus currently has seven buildings including three dormortories. Most of these buildings were restoration projects taken on by Lackawanna College such as the former Scranton Central High School. They were abandoned structures that had deep historical significance in the community and they were rescued because of President Angeli’s vision to preserve that history and give new purpose to the buildings. Some of the new satellite center buildings also fall under this category.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Angeli was a member of Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey's cabinet, serving as Secretary of the state's Department of Community Affairs. He had assumed the top post in the department in January 1994 after having served as Deputy Secretary for Programs at the agency and as director of its Northeast Regional office.
Before entering public service, Mr. Angeli was a career Army officer, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, and was chairman of the Military Science department of the University of Scranton. He was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1966 and graduated from the U.S. Army Aviation School as a helicopter pilot.
Mr. Angeli holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Nebraska and a master's in education from the University of Scranton. He also attended the Worthington Scranton campus of Pennsylvania State University where he earned an associate degree in engineering.
Trustee Dr. Jack Truschel will chair the Presidential Search Committe that will be comprised of four Trustees, three College adminstrators, two faculty members, a current student and possibly a current sitting College or University president from the region.
The Board of Trustees hopes to have a successor in place by early 2012.
Growth Comparisons from 1994 to 2011
1994: 3; 2011: 6
1994: 3; 2011: 12
Scranton Campus Buildings
1994: 1; 2011: 7
1994: 12; 2011: 33
1994: 820; 2011: 1,460
1994: 138; 2011: 287
1994: 185; 2011: 463
New Additions: Environmental Institute (LCEI), Moffat Estate, Community Concerts (CCLC), Theater, Student Union Gymnasium, Towanda Center, New Milford Center, Move from Honesdale to Hawley (Space doubled)
Pending: Environmental Learning Center, Athletic Complex