Rev. Joseph McShane Kicks off Sesquicentennial Year Series

October 29, 2019


In these troubled times for the Church, what is the future of American Catholic Higher Education?

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.

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.