From its founding through the present day, a strong line of visionary presidents has led Alvernia University. Guided by the Franciscan core values of collegiality, contemplation, humility, peacemaking, and service, each president has left their own unique, indelible mark on the institution.


With great respect, we value their contributions and honor the tremendous impact each has had, both on the institution and within the community.


Thanks to their leadership, Alvernia is well prepared to fulfill its promise to form ethical leaders with moral courage to do well and do good.

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Past Presidents

Alvernia University President John R. Loyack shares details on Pottsville CollegeTowne
John R. Loyack
President from 2019-2023
President Tom Flynn
Dr. Thomas F. Flynn
President Emeritus

President from 2005-2019
Former Alvernia President Dr. Laurence W. Mazzeno
Dr. Laurence W. Mazzeno
President from 1997-2005
Former Alvernia President Deacon Dr. Daniel DeLucca
Deacon Dr. Daniel DeLucca
President from 1990-1997
Former Alvernia President Sr. Mary Dolorey Osowski
Sr. Mary Dolorey Osowski, OSF
President from 1982-1990
Former Alvernia President Sr. Mary Victorine Cieslukowski
Sr. Mary Victorine Cieslukowski, OSF
President from 1971-1982
Former Alvernia President Sr. Mary Zygmunta
Sr. Mary Zygmunta, OSF
President from 1958-1970