Tom Flynn Cover Alvernia Magazine January 2019

Special issue explores legacy of leadership


After 14 years of transformational leadership, the extraordinary journey of Thomas F. Flynn as president of Alvernia University will end June 2019. During his tenure as the longest-serving president in Alvernia’s history, guided by its inclusive Franciscan core values, the university became a comprehensive, regional university, now recognized as a national leader in community service and civic engagement.


Read the special issue of the Alvernia Magazine celebrating President Flynn below:



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Tom Flynn with ladies of the RCSP
Salute to Tom Flynn
Alvernia celebrates President Tom Flynn for his transformative tenure as the leader of the university. Share in the celebration by supporting the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program, the initiative he created to provide talented and deserving students from Reading an opportunity to succeed and graduate with a life-changing college degree.