Mark Volk, President Lackawanna College
August 2018 | The Hill

Since Lackawanna College’s inception, our programs and mission have been tightly coupled with in-demand jobs in the region — jobs that provide family-sustaining wages that can encourage economic mobility for many in Pennsylvania.

But our ability to create and sustain pathways to higher education for our students demands more than just workforce relevance. It demands a commitment to controlling costs and investing in innovations that cultivate college-going aspirations in the communities we serve. Our goal has always been to make a college degree attainable, and to provide opportunity without passing on long-term debt — and long-term worry. Affordability and accessibility have been central to our approach at every step, even drawing praise from President Obama when he visited in 2013.

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