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Adam Jack

Vice President for Enrollment Management, Athletics, Facilities and Strategic Initiatives


Adam Jack currently serves as Waynesburg University’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, Athletics, Facilities, and Strategic Initiatives and holds the rank of Professor of Criminal Justice Administration. 

In his 20+ years of employment at the University, Jack has held various roles, including 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.

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.

Jack was also active in law enforcement, retiring in 2023 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.


B.A., B.S., Waynesburg College; M.S. in Forensic Science, Marshall University