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Bishop Bambera's Statement


Bishop Bambera

Statement by the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton on the Naming of the New Misericordia University President

On behalf of the faithful of the Diocese of Scranton, I offer my sincere congratulations toThomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., on being named the 13th President of Misericordia University, and extend my appreciation to the Board of Trustees and its Presidential Search Committee for their diligence in searching for a successor to Dr. Michael MacDowell to lead this Religious Sisters of Mercy-sponsored University. I am confident that Dr. Botzman will build upon Misericordia University’s legacy of providing quality Catholic education and generous service to our community and beyond. Although much has changed in the world since 1924 when Misericordia University was established as a four-year institution of higher learning, its leaders have remained steadfast in their commitment to honor the heart-felt mission of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Dr. Botzman and the Misericordia community in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect as together we strive to produce leaders for tomorrow’s world who possess intellect that is rooted in moral, spiritual, and ethical sensitivities which are essential to be successful in today’s society.