Moving Marywood Forward

Sister Mary is committed to making Marywood the university of choice for talented, diverse, and intelligent men and women who are committed to making a positive impact on society at regional and global levels. She is excited to be guiding Marywood University forward into its second century and to continue leadership in the strong and vibrant IHM tradition, which has shaped the institution’s entire history.

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12th President

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
  • President of the University
Bio

Immaculate Heart of Mary Logo IHM logoMarywood University is sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marywood, an educational community spirited by the mission of the IHM Congregation, lives out its own mission with a commitment to spiritual, ethical, and religious values, as well as a tradition of service. In this way, it enables people of all ages to develop fully as persons called by God to become free, authentic, and moral.

The mission of the University, reflective of the mission of its sponsor, continues to be a force for good in society. Over the years, the IHM Congregation has maintained a commitment to the governance, administration, and staffing needs of Marywood University.

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Executive Officers

Christina Clark
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William McDonald
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Dr. Renee Gregori Zehel
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Robert Piurowski
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Sister Catherine Luxner IHM
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Wendy Yankelitis
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Mary T. Gardier Paterson, Esquire
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Board Officers

Atty. Lisa Lori
  • Chair of the Board
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Pia Ferrario
  • Vice Chair
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Susan Cognetti
  • Secretary
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James G. Gavin
  • Treasurer
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Board of Trustees

Sister Mary Elaine Anderson, IHM
  • Trustee
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Col. (Ret.) Lorraine R. Breen
  • Trustee
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Michael E. Bugno
  • Trustee
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Sister Mary Ann Cody, IHM
  • Trustee
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Mary Lawler Murphy Fox, Ph.D.
  • Trustee
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Maria C. Gogal
  • Trustee
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Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little
  • Trustee
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Flora Keating Karam
  • Trustee
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Frank Kelleher
  • Trustee
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Reverend John M. Lapera
  • Trustee
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John J. Lawless
  • Trustee
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Sister Andrea J. Lee, IHM
  • Trustee
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William R. Lynett
  • Trustee
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Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM
  • Trustee
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Alejandra Marroquin
  • Trustee
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Dan Santaniello
  • Trustee
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Paula Shields
  • Trustee
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Robert Tamburro
  • Trustee
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Trustee Emerita

Virginia P. Shields
  • Trustee Emerita
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Ex Officio Board Members

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
  • President of the University
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Sister Kathryn Clauss, IHM, Ph.D.
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