In the face of the many challenges in our communities and in higher education, we have continued to surpass our goals through the incredible dedication of our faculty and staff to our students, and through the unwavering support of our Gannon family and the Erie, Ruskin and world communities that we are honored to serve.

From research conducted by faculty and students—oftentimes together—to everyday inspirations, Gannon University is committed to being a place where innovation is born from creative, challenging minds, driven by a passion to challenge and improve the status quo and led by a vision to instill influential change.

From the institutional level of the Erie-GAINS initiative, to the student participating in his or her first GIVE Day service project, Gannon University’s involvement in the community is ubiquitous, intentional and comprehensive.

A landmark year of continued growth has welcomed a record number of global students to campus, as well as resulted in an increased number of student, faculty and staff participation in learning abroad and travel programs to new and familiar locations across the nation and across the world, enhancing global leadership skills and enriching the holistic characteristics defined within the Gannon University Mission

Higher education institutions fulfill an essential role in the economic vitality of the communities they serve. Gannon University embraces its social responsibility and the challenge to serve as an agent of transformation at this critical juncture for the regional economy.

2015-2016 Revenue

2015-2016 Revenue

  • Tuition and Fees, net of scholarships 77%
  • Federal, State and Private Grants 4%
  • Contributions 4%
  • Auxiliary Enterprises 14%
  • Other 1%

2015-2016 Expenses

2015-2016 Expenses

  • Compensation 65%
  • Operating Expenses 22%
  • Interest 3%
  • Depreciation 7%
  • Auxiliary Enterprises 3%

Expenses By Function

Expenses By Function

  • Instruction and Research 47%
  • Public Service 2%
  • Student Services 21%
  • Institutional Support 19%
  • Auxiliary Enterprises 11%
Revenue 2014‑15 2015‑16
Tuition and Fees, net of scholarships $65.2 $69.1
Federal, State and Private Grants 3.8 3.6
Contributions 5.2 3.7
Auxiliary Enterprises 12.4 12.8
Other 4.0 0.7
Total $90.6 $89.9
Expenses 2014‑15 2015‑16
Compensation $54.2 $57.0
Operating Expenses 18.0 19.4
Interest 2.1 2.2
Depreciation 5.0 6.0
Auxiliary Enterprises 2.5 2.5
Total $81.8 $87.1
Expenses By Function 2014‑15 2015‑16
Instruction and Research $38.4 $41.1
Public Service 1.9 2.0
Student Services 16.4 17.9
Institutional Support 15.5 16.4
Auxiliary Enterprises 9.6 9.7
Total $81.8 $87.1
Use of Funds 2014‑15 2015‑16
Student Scholarships $35.7 $37.3
Capital Spending 17.7 11.3
Debt Retirement 1.8 2.3
Endowment Activities 3.7 1.8
Total $58.9 $52.7
Value of Endowment $58.2 $56.6

all values in millions of dollars

It’s axiomatic that measurement can shape strategic decision-making. These measurements provide a dashboard by which sound, salient and wise decisions can be made, and they chart the progress of an institution that aspires to value and vitality.
2005 2015 2016
Total Students 3,590 4,416 4,343
Undergraduate Enrollment 2,574 3,115 3,098
Graduate Enrollment 1,016 1,301 1,245
International Enrollment 3% 17% 16%
Minority Enrollment 5% 9% 10%
Freshman GPA 3.27 3.53 3.55
Freshman SAT 1045 1030 1026
Retention (First to Second Year) 84% 84% 78%
Graduation Rates/4-Year 50% 50% 51%
Graduation Rates/5-Year 64% 63% 64%
Honors and Scholars Program Students 156 208 241
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 13:1 14:1 13:1
Student-Athletes 320 542 543
Students in Gannon Housing 1,130 1,198 1,174
Student Community Service Hours 26,813 88,622 74,176
Employed after Graduation or Continuing Education: Undergraduate 89% 87% 91%
Employed after Graduation or Continuing Education: Graduate 98% 92% 94%
Students Graduated 855 1,157 1,168
Alumni Graduates 35,585 42,577 43,462

Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L. •
Bishop of Erie
Erie, Pa.

Thomas C. Guelcher ’62, ’76M
Vice Chairperson
Risk/Properties Director
Sisters of Mercy
Erie, Pa.

Mark J. Minnaugh ’81
Retired Executive VP
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Allison Park, Pa.

Keith Taylor, Ph.D. •
Gannon University
Erie, Pa.

Robert P. Barker ’72
Retired Executive
Parker Aerospace
Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Candace (Horton) Battles ’93
Retired Social Worker
Harborcreek Youth Services
Erie, Pa.

Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Brugger
St. George Church
Erie, Pa.

Marcia A. Dall
Executive Vice President and CFO
Erie Insurance Group
Erie, Pa.

Tina M. (Cicchetti) Donikowski ’85
Vice President
GE Transportation Systems
Erie, Pa.

Sr. Mary Drexler, S.S.J. ’71VMC
Villa Maria Academy
Erie, Pa.

Dana M. (Kennedy) Fallon ’91
Alumni Director
George Mason University School of Law
Arlington, Va.

Gwendolyn M. (Ralph) Garbarino, Esq. ’82
Vice President and General Counsel
Alexander, Garbarino, Neely and Hindman
State College, Pa.

James E. Gehrlein ’72
Retired Executive
Area President, National City Bank
Erie, Pa.

Rev. Scott Jabo, Ph.D.
Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria Academy
Erie, Pa.

Rev. Msgr. Andrew H. Karg
Diocese of Erie
Seneca, Pa.

Scott M. Krall ’84 •
Head of Corporate Environmental Governance
Bayer Corporation
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Brian M. Kurtz ’08 •
Director of Economic Development, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
President, Gannon University Alumni Association
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Urban J. LaRiccia ’59
Private Investor
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Thomas J. Loftus ’56, ’74M
Retired Business Executive
Lord Corporation
Erie, Pa.

Emmett J. Lombard •
Outreach Librarian
President, Gannon University Faculty Senate
Erie, Pa.

Rev. John Malthaner ’91
St. Luke's Parish
Erie, Pa.

Rev. T. Shane Mathew ’01
Venango Catholic High School
Oil City, Pa.

Pierre McCormick ’79
Retired President
Wisconsin Distributors, LLC
Erie, Pa.

Susan M. Nedza, M.D. ’80
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
MPA Healthcare Solutions
Hinsdale, Ill.

Richard G. Orlando, M.D. ’76
Columbus Ophthalmology
Dublin, Ohio

Thomas F. Power, Jr. ’63
Retired Business Executive
Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation
Green Oaks, Ill.

Rev. Nicholas Rouch, S.T.D., ’83
Vicar for Education
Diocese of Erie
Erie, Pa.

James J. Rutkowski, Jr. ’83
General Manager/Treasurer
Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.
Erie, Pa.

James A. Scozzie, Ph.D. ’65
Retired Business Executive
Painesville, Ohio

Timothy G. Shuttleworth
President and CEO
Eriez Magnetics
Erie, Pa.

Christopher B. Snyder ’81
Co-founder and CEO
Spectrum Direct
Erie, Pa.

Antoinette Spevetz, M.D. ’83
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Oxford, Pa.

James F. Toohey, Esq. ’56
Quinn, Buseck, Leemhuis, Toohey & Kroto Inc.
Erie, Pa.

Margaret A. (Rothgery) VanderLaan ’89
Chief Communications Officer
MWH Global
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Sr. Mary Ann White, S.S.J. •
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Erie, Pa.

Zach Wolf •
Gannon University Student Government Association
Erie, Pa.

William M. Zeitler ’69
Retired Business Executive
Jamestown, R.I.

• Ex-officio Members

Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.