Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fr. Bernie is the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life within the Office of Student Life. He is a Graduate of Villanova (BA A&S '87) where he was involved with the Band and Campus Ministry. He has two Masters: St. Xavier University (MA in Education '93) and Catholic Theological Union (M.Div. in Theology '93) both in Chicago, his native home. He was also ordained to the Priesthood in 1993. He received his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma (Ph.D. in Educational Studies '06) while he was Headmaster of the Augustinian Prep School in Tusla. He has recently completed two terms as the Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians in Chicago (2010--18) where he oversaw the personnel, planning and advancement of the Augustinians in the Midwest U.S., Canada and Peru, and two terms on the Villanova Board of Trustees (2008--18) where he served on the Academic Affairs, Communication, Advancement and Athletic Committees. He was also the first Prior of the Federation of Augustinians of North America (FANA 2012--16) that was established to promote greater collaboration between the Provinces of the U.S. and Canada.
Fr. Bernie enjoys time with his family at the lake and fishing, as well as travel, Broadway Musicals, Chicago Sports (especially Blackhawks and Cubs) and Villanova Basketball.