President Tom Flynn

Welcome to Alvernia University! I hope you spend some time on this site and learn what thousands of students and alums and dozens of faculty and staff members already know: The Alvernia University community is a great place to learn and grow.

Alvernia’s roots are deep in Catholic heritage and a tradition of service to others which comes from Saint Francis of Assisi. As a college inspired by Franciscan values, we are proud of our students’ diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, on main campus in Reading, at University centers in Pottsville and Philadelphia, and elsewhere in eastern Pennsylvania. Whether a residential undergraduate student or a working professional enrolled in one of our many graduate programs, our students not only gain knowledge and proficiency in their fields of study, they also acquire an understanding of their responsibilities as citizens of their community, nation and world.

Internships, cooperative teaching, and community service projects play an important educational and enrichment role in an Alvernia education. Throughout the campus and the surrounding communities of Reading and Berks County, students integrate classroom theories with real-world experiences, learning from working professionals as well as their talented instructors.

Take time to browse our programs, explore our activities, and please be in touch and tell us how Alvernia University can help you reach for your personal dreams and achieve your professional success.

Peace and all good,


Thomas F. Flynn, Ph.D.
President of Alvernia University



The Office of the President Staff


Karen Schroder
Assistant to the President
Francis Hall, Room 212
Phone: 610-796-8203
Fax: 610-796-8324

Christine Quinter
Executive Secretary
Francis Hall, Room 212
Phone: 610-796-8204
Fax: 610-796-8324

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm