Adam Jack has been named Waynesburg University’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, Athletics, Facilities, and Strategic Initiatives, effective May 8.
In his 21 years of employment at the University, Jack has held various leadership roles, most recently serving simultaneously as Chair for the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of Athletics.
As Department Chair, Jack led the way to unprecedented growth in enrollment and the reputation of the Criminal Justice Program. The program regularly receives recognition, most recently being named the No. 1 Most Veteran Friendly School in Pennsylvania for Criminal Justice and the No. 2 Best Criminal Justice School in the state by College Factual.
As Athletic Director, Jack oversaw growth in the enrollment in athletics and led efforts to enhance the athletic facilities, resulting in significant modernization and upgrades, including major renovations to the baseball and softball field, new video boards for both John F. Wiley Stadium and the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse, and upgrades of the locker rooms. In addition, he led the development and funding of the University’s state-of-the-arts Esports Program, which launched in the fall of 2022.
“I have appreciated Mr. Jack’s innovative thinking, enthusiasm and vision in the various roles he has held at Waynesburg, and I look forward to his continued contributions to our University in this senior leadership position,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee.
In his new role, Jack will provide oversight for admissions, facilities and athletics operations, as well as oversee the development of new programs and the continued growth of existing ones.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Waynesburg University in this new, exciting role,” Jack said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the faculty, staff and students to ensure continued growth and excellence in these areas.”
A 2006 recipient of the Lucas Hathaway Teaching Excellence Award, Jack joined Waynesburg University full time in 2010, prior to that serving as a part-time instructor beginning in 2002.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Waynesburg University in this new, exciting role. I look forward to working collaboratively with the faculty, staff and students to ensure continued growth and excellence in these areas.”
Jack was also active in law enforcement, retiring this spring after 22 years in that field. Formerly a MPOETC Certified Police Officer in Pennsylvania, Jack previously served as a part-time crime scene investigator and police officer for the Waynesburg Borough Police Department. Prior to becoming a faculty member, he was a full-time detective for the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau Forensic Unit and a patrolman with the Rostraver Township Police Department upon graduation from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2001.
Jack holds a Master of Science in Forensic Science from Marshall University and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Biology, both from Waynesburg University.
He resides in Waynesburg with his wife, Jennene, and their two daughters, Hayden and Camryn.
Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.
# # #