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educator , college president

Thomas Joseph Scanlan, American former academic administrator. Recipient Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal, Pope John Paul II, Vatican City, 1986.


Scanlan, Thomas Joseph was born on March 5, 1945 in New York City. Son of Thomas Joseph and Anna Marie (Schmitt) Scanlan.


Bachelor in Physics, Catholic University America, 1967. Master of Arts in Mathematics, New York University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Columbia University, 1978.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), College Mount St. Vincent.


Principal, Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington, New Jersey, 1972-1975;director finance, education, New York Province, Brothers of Christian Schools, Lincroft, New Jersey, 1978-1981;vice chancellor, Bethlehem (Israel) U., 1981-1987;president, Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, since 1987. Vice chairman Commission Indiana Colleges Universities, since 1996, First Cova Life Ins.Co., since 1993.


Trustee Lewis U., Romeoville, Illinois, since 1987. Chairman of the board of trustees Commision on Indiana Colls. & Universities, since 1994, Association Catholic Colleges Universities, since 1994.

Member Brothers of Christian Schools, American Council Education, Association Catholic Colls. andUnivs. (trustee since 1994), Association American Colls., National Catholic Education Association, National Autonomous System Networks Indiana Colleges Universities, National Collegiate Athletic Association (exec.com. & division 1), Metro Atlantic Athletic Association, Equestrian Order ofthe Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, movies.


Thomas Joseph Scanlan

Anna Marie (Schmitt) Scanlan