Closure of University of Scranton Press Announced

AAUP Responds to the Announced Closure of a University Press

August 16, 2010: The Association of American University Presses received the news of the closure of the University of Scranton Press with sorrow. It can be no small decision to shutter an arm of the university that reaches so directly into a local community as did the Scranton Press through its significant efforts in publishing by and for the northeast Pennsylvania region. University presses across the country continue to be strong partners in their institutions' educational and scholarly missions, developing and producing books, journals, and other materials that have an impact at home and across the globe, and for 22 years Scranton made creative and important contributions toward that end. The founder of the press, Richard Rousseau, SJ, was the driving force behind the Association of Jesuit University Presses, a group of scholarly publishers that includes AAUP members Fordham, Marquette, and Georgetown.

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Read the Scranton Times-Tribune on the press closure