Marywood University President Announces Retirement

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SCRANTON — The president of Marywood University has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year in June.

Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., has been the president of the university in Lackawanna County for the past nine years.

In a letter to the Marywood community, Sr. Munley said, “After deep thought, reflection, and prayer, I have decided that this will be the final academic year in which I will serve as President of Marywood University. I have informed the Board of Trustees that I will be retiring as President, effective June 30, 2016.”

Sr. Munley was inaugurated as the university’s 11th president in 2007. She led the school through the largest expansion project in the history of the university. In 2009, the university opened the region’s first and only architecture school.

In 2015, Marywood celebrated its 100th anniversary with the dedication of two multi-million dollar facilities. The $40 million Learning Commons replaced the school’s library. The Learning Commons also includes state of the art facilities for the university’s communication arts programs.

Back in October, faculty members voted no confidence in Sr. Munley, citing what they called poor decisions regarding spending and planning, according to published reports.

According to the board, it will announce its plans for the search for the next president in early February.