The Future of American Catholic Higher Education

October 18, 2019

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BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo, NY – Canisius College will welcome Fordham University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, to campus on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center as part of the college’s Sesquicentennial Year Series.  Father McShane is the first of three Jesuit university presidents to discuss “The Future of American Catholic Higher Education.” The series, sponsored by the college’s William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership, is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Rev. Joseph M. McShane

The Sesquicentennial Year Series is part of the college’s yearlong celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

The Series provides an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of Catholic higher education in the nation’s history and identify challenges to be addressed in the years immediately ahead.

Father McShane was born in New York City, entered the Society of Jesus in 1967, and was ordained in 1977.   He has taught at Canisius High School and LeMoyne College, and has served as an administrator at Fordham and Scranton.  He became the 32nd president of Fordham University in 2003.

Subsequent talks will be presented by Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, on April 2, 2020, and Rev. William P. Leahy, SJ, president of Boston College, on April 27, 2020.

For additional information, contact the Office of College Communications at (716) 888-2790.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary during the 2019-20 academic year, marking 150 years of Jesuit education and leadership in the city of Buffalo and Western New York. Visit www.canisius.edu/150 for more information about Canisius’ milestones and celebratory events.