La Salle News


October 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA—La Salle University’s School of Business has been named to The Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools 2017. The Princeton Review—well-known for its college rankings in dozens of categories—surveyed 25,000 students attending the 294 business schools included in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools based on academics, professors, career prospects, and more, and report on their experiences.


“La Salle University’s designation as a Best Business School from The Princeton Review points to the forward momentum and renaissance of this transformative university,” said President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. “It speaks to the excellence of our professors and the drive of our students, as well as the successful outcomes supported by a Lasallian business education.”

“La Salle University’s School of Business is a place for professionals who want to succeed and advance their careers in a competitive, global environment,” said Dean Gary Giamartino, Ph.D. “With the addition of Founders’ Hall, our new School of Business building, we’ve broken the paradigm for business school buildings, creating spaces that encourage interaction and group learning. Ultimately, we are educating adults who are ready to make meaningful contributions to their companies, to their communities, and their families.”

“The schools we selected for this guide all offer academically outstanding degrees: we recommend them highly,” said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher of The Princeton Review. “Their program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles. Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as ‘best’ overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best business school for them.”

The Princeton Review’s ranking list factors in data from its surveys of business school students completed during the 2015-16, 2014-15, and 2013-14 school years. The survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans.

La Salle University’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. Less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.

This announcement comes off the heels of La Salle University’s recent tuition reset, wherein undergraduate tuition will decrease from $40,400 to $28,800—a 29 percent reduction—beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The initiative, known as An Affordable Path For All, builds on La Salle’s long-standing commitment to affordability.

The University has consistently been recognized for providing a great value to its students, most recently by Money magazine (5th on the 2016 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). The University has received additional value citations from the Brookings Institute and U.S. News and World Report.


About La Salle University    La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, and has consistently been recognized for providing exceptional value to students, most recently by Money magazine (“5th on the 2016 list of 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

About The Princeton Review    The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY, and is an operating business of The Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.

About Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books    Penguin Random House LLC is the world’s largest English-language general trade book publisher. Its 250 imprints publish more than 70,000 digital and 15,000 print books annually, with more than 100,000 eBooks available worldwide. Random House has been the exclusive trade book publisher of Princeton Review Books since 1986. A part of the Random House Children’s Books division, The Princeton Review Books line numbers more than 150 titles and includes guides to major standardized tests, colleges and graduate schools, and study aid books. Follow Penguin Random House on Facebook at PenguinRandomHouse and Twitter @penguinrandom.





La Salle University has announced IMC Construction, based in Malvern, Pa., will be the inaugural recipient of The Lasallian Impact Award. Robert Cottone, President and CEO, will receive the award on the company’s behalf.

The Lasallian Impact Award, which honors an organization whose core values are similar to the University’s, will be presented at La Salle’s 25th Annual Charter Dinner on March 25, 2017 at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pa.

“I am very delighted to have Robert accept this award on his company’s behalf,” said La Salle University President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. “Not only is IMC a leader in its industry, they are committed to the common good and the dignity of others through sustained community service and civic engagement, much like La Salle is.”

IMC is the fifth largest construction manager in the Philadelphia area, the seventh largest in Pennsylvania and has built over $5 billion worth of commercial projects in the region. The company has been recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal for its Community Impact Award—Most Philanthropic Company, as a Best Place to Work, and Top 10 General Contractors. SmartCEO Magazine also recognized them as one of the 100 Best Run Companies.

After a decade of running his own firm, Cottone joined IMC in 1986 as a project manager and worked his way up the ranks to his present position as President and CEO. He has personally spearheaded over one billion dollars’ worth of development and construction in the healthcare, education, retail, and commercial markets throughout the country, tripling the size of the company. Under his leadership, IMC’s construction volume exceeds $300 million annually.

Cottone founded and is the Director of the IMC Charitable Foundation, which was established to support educational, humanitarian, and non-profit institutions. He oversees the IMC Volunteer Program, which encourages employees to take up to five days away from the office to perform community service. Over the years, IMC employees have donated their time to organizations such as the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, USO, and Walk to Defeat ALS.

In recognition of his many professional and community impact achievements, Cottone was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. He also is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Good Scout Award, Chester County Community Foundation Social Investment Award, and an Echoes Call to Care Honoree.

For event ticket and sponsorship information, please contact Brian Frankowski in La Salle’s University Advancement Office at 215.991.3736 or frankowski@lasalle.edu

About the La Salle University Charter Dinner

The Charter Dinner celebrates the founding of La Salle College on March 20, 1863, and pays tribute to the generations of Christian Brothers, laypersons, and clergy whose dedication has made La Salle University the prominent institution that it is today. Since its inception, the La Salle University Charter Dinner has raised more than $4 million, and proceeds have been used to enhance the University’s Scholarship Fund, benefiting many La Salle students.


September 13, 2016

La Salle University is a Roman Catholic University in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement, please visit www.lasalle.edu/mission.

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Click on the links below for a brief summary of our open positions. To apply to any of the following opportunities, please follow the instructions listed in each advertisement.



Front Row (l-r): Al Salazar, ’80, Mary Mullin McNamara, ’80, Lisa Mallon, ’86, Pete DiBattiste, M.D., ’78, Marci Schankweiler, ’90, and Steve Rauscher, ’73
Second Row (l-r): Jim McManus, ’69, Peter Martosella, ’60, Joann Fernandez Magnatta, ’77, Lou Beccaria, Ph.D., ’67, Joe Cloran, ’61, and Mike Smith, ’62
Third Row (l-r): Bill Lee, ’97, Dan Chila, ’70, Dennis Powell, ’71, Jim Mullan, ’61, ’78, Al Riviezzo, ’73
Top Row (l-r): Greg Nowak, ’81, Mike Greenly, ’93, Charlie Quattrone, ’72, and Bill McLaughlin, ’67

The President’s Advisory Council (PAC) at La Salle University is a group of leaders with the specific goal of providing strategic counsel to the administration of La Salle University in order to ensure La Salle’s continued prosperity, the success of its graduates, and the dissemination of the mission and values of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

Membership Listing

As of October 12, 2016

Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D., ’67
President and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

Gerard J. Binder, ’73
Assistant Vice President for Investments, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Diego Chila, CPA, ’70
President and CEO, Chila Consulting LLC

Sean P. Daly, ’94
Managing Partner, Consumer and Industrial Products (C&IP), Deloitte Advisory

Steven L. Davis, M.D., ’83
Owner & President, Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Peter DiBattiste, M.D., ’78
Global Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Janssen Research and Development, LLC, a division of Johnson & Johnson

Charles F. Cleary, ’70, MBA ’85
President, Leadership Outcomes, Inc.

Michael J. Cleary Esq., ’70
Retired Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia; Lecturer, Temple University

Joseph H. Cloran, ’61
Retired Vice President, American Express Company

Joan Mancini Fitzpatrick, ’74

Stash J. Graham, ’05, MBA ’07
Investment Executive at JP Turner & Company LLC

Michael B. Greenly, ’93
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management at UBS Private Wealth Management

Robert E. Hanrahan Jr., ’75

Anthony Holmes, MBA ’07
Mortgage Banker, J.P. Morgan Chase

Jennifer A. Lafond, ’90
Vice President, Financial Services, TransUnion LLC

William F. Lee, CFA, ’97
Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Jerome S. Lezynski II, ’82
Managing Director, Marketing & Communication, SEI Investments

Steven J. Madonna, Esq. ’64
President at a Private Law Practice in Chatham, NJ

JoAnn Fernandez Magnatta, ’77
Senior VP for Facilities Design, Construction/Real Estate at Main Line Health System

Thomas J. Mahoney, CPA, ’70
Principal, The Fairman Group LLC

Lisa M. Mallon, CPA, ’86
Principal, LMM-Consulting, former President and CEO at JC Blair Memorial Hospital

Dennis S. Marlo, CPA, ’64
Managing Director, Sanctuary Group Ltd.

Peter A. Martosella Jr., ’60
Retired CEO of The Palmieri Company

Donna M. Massanova, CPA, ’00
Partner, Employee Benefit Plans Practice Leader, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Matthew W. McKeever, CPA, ’96
Executive Vice President and CFO, Choice Logistics

William J. McLaughlin, ’67
President, McLaughlin & Morgan Incorporated

James F. McManus, ’69
Retired Regional Vice President, Caron Foundation

Mary Mullin McNamara, ’80
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors

James F. Mullan, ’61, MBA ’78
Retired President, Enovation Inc.

La Vonne Neal, Ph.D., ’77
Assistant Vice President, Northern Illinois University

Gregory J. Nowak, Esq., ’81
Partner, Funds Services Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP

John P. Pierce, Esq., ’80
Partner and Chair, Real Estate Department, Saul Ewing LLP

Dennis M. Powell, ’71
President, Massey Powell Enterprises Inc.

Charles Quattrone Jr. CFA, ’72
Self-employed investment manager

Colin P. Quinn, ’11
Communication Accreditation Manager, Department of Public Safety, Drexel University

Stephen Rauscher, ’73
Retired Vice President, Rohm & Haas Company

Albert Riviezzo, Esq., ’73
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Alfonso Salazar, Esq., ’80
Assistant General Counsel, Subaru of America Inc.

Marci Schankweiler, ’90
Founder and President, For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation

Thomas J. Shaw Sr., ’71
Retired US & Canada Sales and Business Manager, Boehringer Laboratories Inc.

Thomas J. Shaw IV, ’98
Vice President & Director of Production, Momentum Worldwide

Michael P. Smith, ’92
Senior Vice President – Talent Management & Rewards, National Football League

William A. Smith, ’78
Retired SVP & Community Development Market Manager, Citizens Bank

Rosalind W. Sutch, CPA, ’02
Shareholder, Drucker and Scaccetti


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