Wilkes University

Dr. Philip J. Ruthkosky

Interim Dean
Student Affairs

Passan Hall
(570) 408-4108


  • Oversee programs within the Office of Student Development including Campus Interfaith, Community Service, Student Activities and Leadership, Cooperative Education and Internships, and First-Year Student Orientation.
  • Assist in the formulation, review and oversight of student life policies and regulations.
  • Counsel individual students on matters pertaining to personal and educational issues and coordinate with faculty members, parents and staff to resolve student concerns.
  • Serve as University's Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
  • Serve as advisor to Student Government. 

University Committees:

  • University Assessment Committee
  • MESA subcommittee
  • Adult Education Task Force
  • Global Education Task Force, SLAM (Student Life and Media)
  • Academic Standards Committee

Professional Development:

  • Program Reviewer, 2013 NASPA Annual Conference
  • Published in:
    • NASPA's Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and
    • The National Resource Center for the First-Year  Experience E-Source for College Transitions.


  • Doctor of Philosophy,
    Higher Education Cognate: Business Administration
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Masters, Business Administration
    University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management
    University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA