Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 2, 2022—Following a national search, King’s College has selected Anitra Yusinski-McShea to join the institution as the new vice president for student affairs. She will start in her new role on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

As vice president, Yusinski-McShea will oversee the College’s student affairs services, including the dean of student’s office, athletics, student activities, multicultural programs, the counseling center, student health, and residence life. Under her leadership, she will guide these teams in fostering, influencing, and contributing to student success and development.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Yusinski-McShea to lead our student affairs division,” said Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C., Ph.D., president of the College. “She comes to King’s with a proven track record as a student-centered leader with a visionary outlook and superb administrative skills. She will be invaluable in living out our commitment at King’s to provide ‘personal attention to student formation in a nurturing environment’.”

A native of the Wyoming Valley, Yusinski-McShea brings with her two decades of impressive higher education leadership and expertise in student affairs. She assumes this new position after recently serving as a faculty member within Marywood University’s Higher Education Administration Graduate Program.

From 2002 to 2020, Yusinski-McShea worked at the University of Scranton where she held a variety of roles related to student affairs, including associate vice president for student life, vice provost for student formation and campus life, and dean of students.

Yusinski-McShea earned her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Elizabethtown College, her M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. in Human Development–Higher Education Administration from Marywood University in 2011.

She’s the recipient of several professional honors, including her recognition as a Top Women in Business NEPA in 2017, and was twice awarded the Woman of Leadership and Courage Award from the University of Scranton in 2017 and 2019.

“It is both a privilege and honor to be selected to serve as the next vice president for student affairs at King’s College,” Yusinski-McShea said. “I am thrilled to be joining a community dedicated to transforming the minds and hearts of students and greatly look forward to engaging with all college constituencies in the work ahead.”

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