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  • Dr. Dennis DePerro Named 21st President of St. Bonaventure University

    Dr. Dennis DePerro, dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, has been named the 21st president of St. Bonaventure University. He will take office June 1, 2017. Trustees unanimously selected DePerro on Sunday, Nov. 13, after an eight-month search process that involved more than 70 members of the campus ... Read more
  • Franciscan Colleges Conduct National Service Initiative

    Member schools of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities joined forces across the United States to provide service and outreach to the communities they serve. Various days of service were held around the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The association includes 24 member colleges and universities serving more than 50,000 students. Service has ... Read more
  • Dr. Glena Temple Named Ninth President of Viterbo University

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – Glena Temple, Viterbo University vice president of academic affairs, has been named president of Viterbo University. She will succeed retiring Viterbo president Rick Artman Jan. 1. “I am very honored to have been entrusted to lead Viterbo University,” Temple said. “Viterbo is a very special place, and I will do my best to ... Read more
  • Dr. Charlene Aaron Named Chancellor of St. John’s College

    Dr. Charlene Aaron has been named the new Chancellor of St. John's College in Springfield, IL. Dr. Aaron holds a BS in Nursing from Illinois Wesleyan University, an MSN in Nursing Systems Administration from the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University and a Ph.D. in Nursing in Aging from the University of Iowa College of ... Read more
  • Lourdes University Names 10th President

    Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D., Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, has been appointed the 10th President of Lourdes University. After conducting a national search which garnered candidates from 11 states, Dr. Gawelek was selected overwhelmingly by Lourdes University, its sponsor the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania and ... Read more
  • Dr. Andrew Roth Named Interim President of St. Bonaventure University

    ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., June 3, 2016 — Dr. Andrew Roth has been named interim president of St. Bonaventure University, Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Daugherty announced today (June 3, 2016). Roth will succeed Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., who announced in January her intention to step down July 31 after 12 years as president. Roth begins ... Read more
  • Dr. Hamid Shirvani Announced as 10th President of Briar Cliff University

    Briar Cliff University is excited to announce today the hiring of Dr. Hamid “Ham” Shirvani as its next university president. Shirvani will assume official duties on July 1, replacing outgoing President Beverly A. Wharton, who announced her retirement in 2015. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Shirvani to Briar Cliff University,” said Sister Kate Katoski, chair of ... Read more
  • Rev. Michael Higgins, TOR Named 8th President of Franciscan School of Theology

    March 28, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California, are pleased to appoint Rev. Michael Joseph Higgins, TOR, as the eighth President of the school. In affiliation with the University of San Diego, the Franciscan School of Theology at Old Mission San Luis Rey is the premier ... Read more
  • Alverno College Announces Its 8th President

    The board of trustees of Alverno College has unanimously elected Dr. Andrea Lee, IHM as the eighth president of the college. She will take office at the start of the 2016–2017 academic year, building on the extraordinary legacies of Sr. Joel Read and Dr. Mary Meehan. Dr. Lee is nationally renowned in the field of higher education ... Read more