President Emeritus

President Boehm 2009Edward (Ned) Boehm, Jr., Ed.D., is President Emeritus of Keystone College. Since his arrival on campus in 1995, Keystone has been transformed into a vibrant, thriving learning community, a journey marked by growth, progress, accolades, and distinction.

Prior to arriving at Keystone, he served as Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Prior to Marshall, Dr. Boehm held positions at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, and American University, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Boehm is a graduate of Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland. His master’s and doctoral degrees are from American University.

Community Involvement
Dr. Boehm, a very active member of the Scranton area community, was named 2004 Leader of the Year by Leadership Lackawanna, was a recipient of the 2008 Greater Scranton Interdependence Award, the 2005 Rotary Service Award for Professional Excellence, and was featured by the Kiwanis Club of Scranton at their Community Roast in 2008.  He serves as a Commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Board President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute, and participates as a member of the Scranton Area Foundation Advisory Council, Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, and the Colonial States Athletic Conference Presidents Council.  Dr. Boehm is a member of The Pennsylvania Society, the United Nations Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO), and Board of Directors of the Frostburg State University Foundation. 

Dr. Boehm and his wife Regina are recipients of the B’nai B’rith Amos Lodge No.136 Americanism Award and served as co-chairs for the United Way of Lackawanna County 2003-2004 Campaign Fund Drive. Dr. Boehm has served on the United Way of Lackawanna County Board of Directors, President of Pa. Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) (1997-1998), as a board member of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (1997-2000), the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Advisory Board (1996-1999), Tyler Memorial Hospital (1996-2001), The Arc of Lackawanna County (2005-2006), Countryside Conservancy Advisory Board (2005-2006), Pennsylvania Campus Compact Board of Directors (2003-2008), and the Waverly Community House (1997-2000).  He is also a graduate of the Executive Series of both Leadership Lackawanna and Leadership Wilkes-Barre, and the Educational Leadership Program at Yale University.

Dr. Boehm's leadership style and accomplishments have been profiled in the University of Michigan's CASE study entitled Keystone College: Renaissance and Transformation as a part of the Kellogg Foundation's forum on higher education transformation.  The study cited his energy, enthusiasm, and leadership in gaining wide support for his vision for Keystone College.

His leadership style was also cited in the book Power Thinking: How the Way You Think Can Change the Way You Lead, Jossey Bass, 2004, as an example of the strategies leaders can use to strengthen their organizations.