Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., was named 22nd president of St. Bonaventure University in March and officially took office June 20, 2022.
Dr. Gingerich was provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Scranton from 2018 to 2022.
Prior to his role at Scranton, he spent more than 18 years at Cabrini University in suburban Philadelphia, teaching in the Department of Sociology and Criminology (2005-2018) and serving as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs (2014-2018). He has served as acting president at Scranton and Cabrini, both Catholic institutions.
Dr. Gingerich took office from Dr. Joseph Zimmer, who served as acting president since Dr. Dennis DePerro, 21st president of St. Bonaventure, passed away March 1, 2021.
Office of the President
The St. Bonaventure Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University. Board members are appointed up to three (3)-year terms. The University President, the Provincial Minister of Holy Name Province and the President of National Alumni Association Board serve as voting ex-officio Trustees.
The Board of Trustees oversees the general supervision of the business and affairs of the university and meets four times per year.
Board of Trustees
The President's Cabinet at St. Bonaventure University includes the university president and chief administrators who oversee the key functional areas of the institution.
The President's Council advises the president and acts as a liaison to the campus community as a whole. It is comprised of the President's Cabinet, deans of the university's six schools and several key-area directors.
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