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. John P. Wiercinski, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
JPW Consulting, President
Mrs. Joyce Van Schooneveld, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
President, M & S Service Company, Inc.; CFO, JT Seeley & Co., Inc.
Mr. William P. Conaboy, Esq., Secretary to the Board of Trustees
President, Allied Services
Mr. Mark Volk
President of Lackawanna College
Ms. Mary Ann Oliveri
Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Ms. Deborah A. Bailey
President/Owner, Bailey Design and Advertising
Mr. Vincent R. Benedetto
President and CEO, Bold Gold Media Group
Ms. Sally Bohlin
Mr. Davis R. Chant
Chairman, Davis R. Chant Realtors
Mr. Jody Cordaro
President, 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
Vice President and Partner, Freedom Auto Group
Mr. Alex J. Hazzouri
President/CEO, The Advocacy Alliance and Friendship House
Mr. Timothy L. Holmes
Mortgage Advisor, Finance of America
Mr. Michael B. Kearney
President & COO, Nexus Hospitality Management-Radisson Lackawanna
Ms. Cheryl Maddox
Managing Director and General Counsel, Public Financial Management, Inc.
Honorable Julia K. Munley, Esq.
45th District Court Judge, Family Court
Mr. Michael Narcavage
Senior Government and Community Affairs Manager, Southwestern Energy
Mr. James H. Ott
President and Owner, The Appletree Resource Group, Inc.
Mr. Thomas P. Tulaney
Executive Vice-President/Chief Lending Officer, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co.