*From left: James Hannan, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, Le Moyne College; Linda LeMura, Ph.D., president, Le Moyne College; Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president, The University of Scranton; and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president, The University of Scranton.
The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in ways that leverage academic strengths, faculty expertise, resources and technology of each institution to enhance further the quality and breadth of programs offered to students. The agreement encourages the exchange of faculty members, research scholars and students, and facilitates jointly organized conferences and other programs, among other items.
Supplemental agreements already signed create opportunities that each school can offer to new undergraduate students enrolling in the fall of 2023. Under the innovative agreements, Scranton can enroll up to five qualified students for direct entry into Le Moyne’s Physician Assistant (PA) program after graduation, and Le Moyne can likewise enroll up to five qualified students with a guaranteed seat in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Scranton.
“This relationship will serve our students well and strengthen the work of both Le Moyne College and The University of Scranton in developing health care professionals who are so in need today,” said Linda LeMura, Ph.D., president of Le Moyne College. “I'm proud to be working collaboratively with Scranton on this and look forward to how this initiative will be mutually beneficial to both institutions.”
“The Memorandum of Understanding prudently leverages the existing resources and strengths of two sister Jesuit institutions that share a common mission of Catholic higher education,” said Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., president of The University of Scranton. “The supplemental agreements already signed will provide access for our respective students to highly competitive, established programs in much-needed health professions. This is a win-win for our schools, our students and for the patients they will compassionately and competently care for in the future.”
The direct entry pathway for the PA program at Le Moyne is open to up to five incoming Scranton students accepted into its class of 2027 who will major in biology, biochemistry, kinesiology, physiology neuroscience or biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and meet other program requirements.
The pathway for the guaranteed seat in the DPT program at Scranton is open to up to five incoming Le Moyne students accepted into its class of 2027 who will major in biology, biochemistry, or similar major that allows for completion of required prerequisite courses and meet other program requirements.