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The Inauguration of John J. Hurley 2 4 t h p r e si de n t of c a n isi u s c ol l ege

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t h e i naugu r at ion of

John J. Hurley

2 4 t h p r e si de n t of c a n isi u s c ol l ege

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pa s t p r e si de n t s

Rev. William Becker, S.J. 1870-1872

Rev. Henry Behrens, S.J. 1872-1876

Rev. John B. Lessman, S.J. 1876-1877

Rev. Martin Port, S.J. 1877-1883

Rev. Theodore Van Rossum, S.J. 1883-1888

Rev. J. Ulrich Heinzle, S.J. 1888-1891

Rev. John I. Zahm, S.J. 1891-1896

Rev. James A. Rockliff, S.J. 1897-1898

Rev. John B. Theis, S.J. 1898-1901

Rev. Aloysius Pfeil, S.J. 1901-1905

Rev. Augustine A. Miller, S.J. 1905-1912


His tor y of c a n i si u s c ol l ege

ounded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the early members of the Society of Jesus. Canisius was first located in a former bookstore on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo. In 1871, the college moved from this temporary location to Washington Street in the same building that housed Canisius High School. At the time, Canisius College was the only school in the area authorized to confer AB and MA degrees. In 1883, Canisius received its charter from the New York State Board of Regents. Because of growing enrollments, the college moved to the newly-built Old Main Building at Main Street and Jefferson Avenue in 1913. In 1925, additional wings were added to Old Main to accommodate the growth of the college. Today, Canisius College is the largest private university in Western New York. One of 28 Jesuit colleges in the nation, Canisius is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges in the Northeast. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 32 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo.


Mis sion of c a n i si u s c ol l ege

anisius College is an independent, co-educational, mediumsized, institution of higher education conducted in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. Canisius offers undergraduate programs built upon a liberal arts core curriculum, leading to baccalaureate degrees, plus graduate programs in business, education, and other professional fields, leading to master’s degrees. Canisius espouses the ideal of academic excellence along with a sense of responsibility to use one’s gifts for the service of others and the benefit of society. It seeks to promote the intellectual and ethical lives of its students, which will prepare them for productive careers as well as meaningful personal lives and positive contributions to human progress. Its curricular and co-curricular programs are designed to educate the whole person through development of intellectual, moral, spiritual and social qualities. It aims to promote the contemporary Jesuit mission of the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Canisius prepares leaders - intelligent, caring, faithful individuals able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.


Rev. George J. Krim, S.J. 1913-1919

Rev. Michael J. Ahern, S.J. 1919-1923

Rev. Peter F. Cusick, S.J. 1923-1929

Rev. Rudolph J. Eichhorn, S.J. 1929-1934

Rev. James P. Sweeney, S.J. 1934-1937

Rev. Francis A. O’Malley, S.J. 1937-1941

Rev. Timothy J. Coughlin, S.J. 1941-1947

Rev. Raymond W. Schouten, S.J. 1947-1952

Rev. Philip E. Dobson, S.J. 1952-1959

Rev. James J, McGinley, S.J. 1959-1966

Rev. James M. Demske, S.J. 1966-1993

Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. 1993-2010


John J . Hurle y 2 4 t h p r e si de n t of c a n i si u s c ol l ege

he Canisius College Board of Trustees appointed the 24th president of Canisius College on October 19, 2009. John J. Hurley assumed the position on July 1, 2010. He is the first lay president in Canisius College’s 140-year history. A 1978 alumnus of Canisius, President Hurley served as executive vice president of the college since 2007 and vice president for college relations since 1997. In these positions, he oversaw the college’s advancement operations, which included development, public relations, alumni relations, government relations and community relations. He also managed institutional strategic planning, integrated marketing, and legal and compliance issues. In addition, he served as secretary to the Canisius College Board of Trustees. Throughout his tenure in these roles, John Hurley led the advancement team during the college’s Imagine Canisius capital campaign (1997-2000), which surpassed its $30 million goal by $8.8 million. It was the most successful fund-raising effort undertaken by Canisius College. He also directed A Legacy of Leadership: The Campaign for Canisius College. The $90 million campaign is the largest fund-raising initiative in the college’s history. President Hurley played a significant leadership role in the college’s $142 million capital investment in the campus and also negotiated the college’s acquisition of the HealthNow building on Main Street. Plans are underway to convert the building into a comprehensive state-of-the-art interdisciplinary science center at Canisius. He is the architect of the college’s innovative Employer Assisted Housing program, which offers employees grants in the form of forgivable loans to assist them with the purchase of homes near the college’s central Buffalo campus. President Hurley is also behind the branding initiative that developed the college’s positioning statement Canisius College: Where Leaders are Made. A native of Buffalo, President Hurley is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Kenmore; Canisius College (BA 1978 summa


cum laude, English/history); and the University of Notre Dame Law School ( JD 1981). He practiced law for 16 years, including 13 years at the Buffalo firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber, where he concentrated his practice in the areas of secured lending, bankruptcy and insolvency, creditors’ rights and acquisitions of troubled companies. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec appointed President Hurley to serve on the Fidelis Care New York Board of Directors, a health maintenance organization that serves the poor in New York State. He and his wife, Maureen, are chairs of the Bishop’s Council of the Laity for the Diocese of Buffalo. President Hurley is also a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Board of Trustees, and past national chair of the Jesuit Advancement Administrators, a professional association of advancement professionals serving Jesuit higher education in the United States. He served on the city of Buffalo’s Charter Revision Commission and is past president of the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Board of Trustees. Inducted as a Distinguished Alumnus of Canisius College in 2002, President Hurley is also a recipient of the college’s LaSalle Medal (1996), which is the highest honor conferred upon an alumna/us for service to alma mater. St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute inducted him into its Signum Fidei Society (1998) and the University of Notre Dame presented President Hurley with its Exemplar Award (1997). In 1990, and again in 1997, President Hurley received the HOME’s (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) James Crawford and Director’s Awards for outstanding service to the cause of fair housing.


Order of ac a de m ic p roc e s sion

G RA N D M ARS H A L Mariusz M. Kozik, PhD Chair and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry 2010 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award Winner COL OR G UARD Canisius College Reserve Officers’ Training Corps STUDE N T RE P RESE N TAT I V ES OF CA N I S I US COL L E G E DE L E G ATES F ROM COL L E G ES A N D U N I V ERS I T I ES FACU LTY A N D AD M I N I STRAT ION OF CA N I S I US COL L E G E BOARD OF RE G E N TS A N D BOARD O F TRUSTEES P L AT F OR M PARTY P RES I DE N T


The Inaugural Convocation

P ROCESS ION A L Trumpet Voluntary by Henry Purcell Galliard Brass Quintet ACADE M IC P ROCESS ION P OST I NG OF T H E COL ORS Members of Canisius College Reserve Officers’ Training Corps T H E N AT ION A L A N T H E M OF CA N ADA Alicia M. Monaco ’11 Accompanied by Jane Cary, Professor of Fine Arts/Music T H E N AT IO N A L A N T H E M OF T H E U N I TED STATES Emma V. Eddy ’08 Accompanied by Jane Cary, Professor of Fine Arts/Music I N VOCAT ION Rev. John P. Bucki, S.J. Director of Campus Ministry W E L COM E Scott A. Chadwick, PhD Vice President for Academic Affairs


G r e e t I NG s From the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo rev. edward u. Kmiec HoN ’07 bishop of buffalo

From Higher Education Paul b. Hurley ’66, Phd President of trocaire college

From the Federal Government the Honorable brian Higgins 27th congressional district of New york

From the Faculty rev. Patrick J. Lynch, s.J. chair of the Faculty senate

From the City Government the Honorable byron W. brown Mayor of the city of buffalo From Canada the Honorable Marta Moszczenska consul General of canada in buffalo

From the Alumni John J. Langer ’76 President of the alumni association From the Students Katelyn d. eldredge ’11 President of the undergraduate student association

I N t roduc t IoN a N d I N V e s t I t u r e oF t H e P r e s I de N t catherine M. burzik ’72 chair of the board of trustees M I s s IoN I NG F roM t H e s o c I e t y oF J e s u s rev. david s. ciancimino, s.J. Provincial of the New york Province of the society of Jesus rev. Michael F. tunney, s.J. rector of the Jesuit community I N a u G u r a L a ddr e s s John J. Hurley ’78 President of canisius college c a N I s I u s c oL L e G e A L M A M AT E R Members of the canisius college chorale Frank scinta, director of the canisius college chorale b e N e dIc t IoN rev. darius G. Pridgen Pastor, true bethel baptist church r e c e s s IoN a L Trumpet Voluntary by John stanley Galliard brass Quintet


D ele ga tes f rom c ol l ege s a n d u n i v e r si t i e s

1789 | Georgetown University Rev. Frank LaRocca, S.J., Alumnus 1800 | Middlebury College Daniel R. Donaldson, Alumnus 1826 | SUNY Fredonia Robert M. Egan, Alumnus 1829 | Rochester Institute of Technology Kit Mayberry, PhD Vice President of Special Projects 1831 | Xavier University James T. Snodgrass III, PhD Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 1834 | SUNY Upstate Medical University Daniel N. Hurley (Canisius ’75) Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations 1843 | College of the Holy Cross Conor M. Devine, Alumnus 1846 | SUNY Buffalo Dennis R. Black, JD Vice President for Student Affairs 1850 | University of Rochester Jayne K. Rand, Alumna 1851 | Saint Joseph’s University Cary M. Anderson, EdD Vice President for Student Life

1851 | The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University Rev. T. Howland Sanks, S.J., PhD Professor of Theology 1852 | Loyola University Maryland James R. Paquette Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics 1853 | Manhattan College Richard T. Satterlee, PhD Vice President for Student Life 1855 | University of San Francisco Christopher B. Burke, Alumnus 1856 | Niagara University Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, CM, STD President 1858 | St. Bonaventure University Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, STD President 1868 | Wayne State University Angelo M. Fatta, PhD (Canisius ’70) Alumnus 1869 | University of Notre Dame Law School Anthony J. Bellia Jr., JD (Canisius ’91) Professor of Law 1870 | Loyola University Chicago Kent D. Stucky, JD Associate Vice President for University Development


1871 | Buffalo State College Aaron M. Podolefsky, PhD President 1871 | Shepherd University Denis Woods, PhD Emeritus Associate Professor of Political Science 1871 | SUNY Geneseo Kenneth H. Levison, PhD Vice President for Administration 1877 | University of Detroit Mercy Stephen A. Mazurak, JD Professor of Law 1878 | Creighton University Ronald B. Boersma, MD, Alumnus 1881 | Marquette University Rev. Frederick P. Zagone, S.J. Assistant to the Vice President of University Advancement 1883 | Houghton College Efrain Rivera, JD Vice President of Finance and Administration 1885 | Seton Hill University Mayra Colon, Alumna 1885 | University of St. Thomas Hamilton E. Cochrane, PhD, Alumnus 1887 | Gonzaga University Margot J. Stanfield Vice President for University Relations 1887 | Pratt Institute Rev. Michael F. Tunney, S.J., Alumnus 1888 | University of Scranton Robert F. Montone, Alumnus 1889 | St. Leo University Mark E. Celmer, Alumnus 1889 | SUNY Oneonta Elizabeth Maria Rickli, Alumna 1889 | SUNY Plattsburgh Linda Bell Shick, Alumna

1905 | St. Catherine University Sheila Aageson Drometer, Alumna 1908 | Alfred State University John M. Anderson, PhD President 1911 | Loyola Marymount University Rev. Robert V. Caro, S.J. Vice President for Mission and Ministry 1915 | Marywood University JoAnn M. Mallo, Alumna 1926 | Long Island University Isabel Chudner, Alumna 1928 | College of Our Lady of the Elms Catherine McCarthy O’Brien, Alumna 1937 | Medaille College Richard T. Jurasek, PhD President 1937 | Siena College Mark R. Lempko, Alumnus 1942 | Fairfield University Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., PhD President 1946 | Marist College Michael E. O’Sullivan, PhD (Canisius ’99) Assistant Professor of History 1947 | Daemen College Sherrie A. Gustas Executive Assistant to the President 1957 | Cabrini College Lindsay A. Thomas, Alumna 1957 | Hilbert College Cynthia Zane, EdD President 1958 | Trocaire College Paul B. Hurley Jr., PhD (Canisius ’66) President 1961 | St. Thomas University Craig T. Chindemi, Alumnus

List complete as of October 4, 2010


Of f icers and C ommit tees of c a n i si u s c ol l ege

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Catherine M. Burzik ’72, Chair R. Carlos Carballada ’56, HON ’81, Vice Chair Larry Aiello Jr. ’71 Edward Burke Carey ’69 Joseph J. Castiglia ’55, HON ’94 Ann E. Celani ’74 Nelson D. Civello ’67 Anthony J. Colucci Jr. ’55, Esq. John R. Connolly ’72 Rev. Joseph S. Costantino, S.J. Calvin Darden ’72, HON ’08 Hon. Mary Grace Diehl ’74 Rev. Albert J. DiUlio, S.J. David A. Dooley, PhD Thomas P. Dowd ’71 Rev. Brian B. Frain, S.J. Joseph M. Hassett ’64, PhD John J. Hurley ’78, ex-officio LeRoi C. Johnson ’71 Elizabeth N. Kolber MSEd ’72 John L. Langer ’76, ex-officio Rev. John F. Libens, S.J. Christine M. Licata-Culhane ’67, MS ’71, EdD

Alfred F. Luhr III ’68 Donald T. Lynch ’70, MBA ’74 Joseph G. Marina, S.J. Hon. Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ’96 Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. Acea M. Mosey ’92, Esq. Kenneth F. Myszka ’70 Mary Kathryn Schneider Rev. Michael F. Tunney, S.J. Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85 Ben K. Wells MBA ’82 Officers of the Board Patrick E. Richey Erica C. Sammarco ’00 Consultants Rev. John P. Bucki, S.J. Scott A. Chadwick, PhD Craig T. Chindemi Joel A. Cohen MBA ’85, PhD Ellen O. Conley, PhD Katelyn D. Eldredge ’11 Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, S.J. Ronald A. Raccuia ’90


BOARD OF r e g e n t s Ronald A. Raccuia ’90, Chair Michael A. Ervolina Jr. ’79, Vice Chair Mary J. Bartels ’80, MBA ’85 John P. Belbas ’82, DDS Martin J. Berardi ’79 Jeffrey J. Calabrese ’92 Peter A. Cannito ’71 James F. Dentinger ’83, MBA ’94 Deborah A. DiMatteo MBA ’88 Kathleen Doucet ’95 Nora E. Eberl ’92 Thomas R. Emmerling ’75 Michael P. Hughes ’94 John J. Hurley ’78, ex-officio Jodi Johnston ’95, MSEd ’99 Christopher M. Kelly ’83 Stephen T. LoVullo ’74 Rocco Lucente II ’80 William J. Maggio ’84, MBA ’92 Vincent J. Mancuso Sr. ’68, MBA ’77 William J. McDermott Lawrence T. McGowan ’70, MBA ’85 James B. Nonnengard ’82

Norma Nowak ’79, PhD Cindy L. Odom ’90 Peter S. O’Keefe ’78 Rebecca R. Reeder Michael J. Ryan ’64 James J. Rzad ’70, MBA ’75 Richard C. Suchan ’82 Frank E. Swiatek ’65 Wm. Dennis Toole ’72 Hon. Mary Grace Trimboli ’75 Mary L. Turkiewicz ’80, MD Lee C. Wortham ’79 Consultants Catherine M. Burzik ’72 Scott A. Chadwick, PhD Craig T. Chindemi Dianna Civello Ellen O. Conley, PhD Katelyn D. Eldredge ’11 Patrick E. Richey James P. Schofield MS ’73

A L U M N I BOARD OF DI RECTORS John Langer ’76, President James P. Schofield MS ’73, 1st Vice President Jennifer S. Farrell ’98, 2nd Vice President Judy A. (Tybuszkiewicz) Bassanello ’83 Nicholas Fiume ’01 Lenora Foote-Beavers ’92 Therese (Angilella) Hickok ’96 Jennifer L. Johnson-Smith ’91, MBA ’93 Edward J. Kelley ’08 James E. Knight ’83 John Lambert ’70 Donald R. Laux ’82, MBA ’06

Clare (Manuel) Lindauer-Dean ’85 Mark J. Manuele ’92 Russell Matuszak ’89 Janelle A. Minor ’04, MS ’06 Mary Perna-Greenwald ’84, MBA ’96 Jeffrey M. Priore ’83 David M. Schofield ’70 Detra M. Trueheart ’99 Julianne (Bitterman) Urban ’94 Richard Wayne ’70 Pauline C. Will ’93 Lorenda D. (Chisolm) Williams ’99, MS ’04 Ann Woloszynski ’90, MBA ’94 Jack Wujcik ’70


Of f icers and C ommit tees of c a n i si u s c ol l ege

S e nior A d mini s t r a t iv e Offic e r s of t h e C o ll e g e Scott A. Chadwick, PhD Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ellen O. Conley, PhD Vice President for Student Affairs

Craig T. Chindemi Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Patrick E. Richey Vice President for Business & Finance & Treasurer

I n a u g u r a t io n C ommi t t e e Debra S. Park MS ’06, Chair Associate Vice President for Public Relations Rev. John P. Bucki, S.J. Director of Campus Ministry Rose Marie Castner Coordinator of Academic Affairs Special Events Director of Tutoring Center Dianna Civello Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Andalyn M. Courtney Director of Creative Services Eileen C. Herbert Director of Public Relations Terri L. Mangione, PhD Dean of Student Affairs Marion A. Mittler Director of Stewardship Jerome L. Neuner, PhD Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Th e I n a u g u r a t ion C ommi t t e e

would like to acknowledge and extend heartfelt appreciation to all those whose talents and hard work contributed to the success of all of the inaugural events.


T he A lma M a ter wor d s a n d m u sic b y Frank Scinta, Director of the Canisius College Chorale

Canisius, alma mater, My home forever more, Beside Niagara’s waters, On Erie’s gleaming shore: Inspire thy sons and daughters To spread thy name with pride, Through love and service to all others Far and wide.

This my promise, this my pledge: Whate’er the lands I roam, Forever shall my spirit call Canisius my home. Forever shall my spirit call Canisius my home.


Presidential S ymb ols

Th e Ch a r t e r The original charter for Canisius College was a handwritten document that was approved on January 1, 1883. An amendment to the charter was approved in 1906 to allow the local Jesuit congregation to establish Canisius High School. An addendum was written and approved in 1918, which officially shifted the college’s location from the Washington Street campus to the current Main Street campus. Another amendment was approved in 1961, which allowed Canisius to offer the degrees of bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS), master of arts (MA), master of science (MS) and an honorary doctorate of humane letters. That amendment also allowed returning military personnel from World War II, who had not completed their bachelor of business arts (BBA) degrees, to finish those degrees upon re-enrolling at the college. In 1962, an addendum was added to the charter with minor revisions to authorize degree designations contained in the 1961 document.

t he Se a l From the time of Canisius’ establishment in 1870, the seal shown at left was most commonly used to represent the college.

Canisius College seal, 1870

Canisius College seal, 1961

In the early 1950s, interest was expressed in creating a more authentic design of the college seal. The project was discontinued in the mid1950s but was revived after the renovation of Old Main in 1960 and after a donor expressed interest in funding a mosaic of the Canisius College seal in the Old Main foyer. The official seal of Canisius College was designed and instituted in 1961 to more appropriately represent its namesake, St. Peter Canisius. The present seal contains links to the coat of arms of the Peter Canisius family. Symbols inside of the seal include a running greyhound, a bell-


shaped shield, and an open book which is a symbol of knowledge and learning. The seal bears the insignia of the Society of Jesus, the Greek letters I.H.S., which represent the first three letters of the Holy Name. There is also a small Latin cross, as well as three nails signifying Jesus’ crucifixion. The lower half of the seal contains nine gules (tinctures of red). The college’s colors (blue and gold) are in the seal, as well as in the circular band which surrounds the shield bearing the words: The Canisius College of Buffalo, New York, 1870.

Th e m a c e The origin of the ceremonial mace, like many other aspects of an inauguration, began with practical reasoning. Traditionally, maces were used during these events by bodyguards to protect the king. As maces became more of a fixture in special events, they started to become more decorative until the 16th century, when ornamental maces were used universally. The Canisius College mace was designed and made in 1986 by the Kittinger Furniture Company in recognition of the 20th anniversary of Rev. James M. Demske ’47, S.J., as president of Canisius College. The mace is wooden with ornate carvings, a brass band in the middle and is capped by a Griffin. It is carried by the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award winner during special events. The Canisius College Mace

p r e s i d e n t i a l m e d a llion The Presidential Medallion is the symbol of the Office of the President and is worn only by the president at official college ceremonies. When it is not in use, it is displayed in the President’s Office. The three-inch medallion is made of antique bronze. On its obverse is a bas-relief portrait of St. Peter Canisius, for whom the college is named, and the words “Petrus Canisius.” On its reverse, is a bas-relief of the college seal and the words “The Canisius College of Buffalo 1870.” continued on next page >


The medallion was sculpted by Geri Jimenez Gould, a seventh-generation Californian. Gould worked in traditional oil-on-canvas for nearly 13 years before she turned her focus to the almost lost art of medallic art and bas-relief sculpture in 1983. Her work is included in the Smithsonian and the Vatican collections. The Presidential Medallion

A c a de mic c o s t u m e The traditional costume worn at commencement exercises and other official occasions is a record of the wearer’s academic achievement. Its use, which originated at English and European universities during the 12th and 13th centuries, came to the United States in 1754. The level of degree held is indicated by the gown’s cut. Doctoral gowns have full sleeves that are rounded and open. Gowns worn by bachelors have long pointed sleeves and those worn by masters have long, closed, somewhat fuller sleeves, which reach nearly to the wearers’ knees. The arms go through slits that give the appearance of short sleeves. Although most doctoral gowns are black, in some cases their color is that of the university conferring the degree. The doctoral gown is trimmed in velvet. Three, two-inch bars on the sleeves and a five-inch border extend from the back of the neck down the two sides in front. Although usually black, the velvet may be of a color that indicates the nature of the degree. For the degree of doctor of philosophy, the color is dark blue; for doctor of medicine, green; for doctor of dentistry, lilac; for doctor of education, light blue; for doctor of science, golden yellow; for doctor of law, purple; for doctor of social work, citron. Master and bachelor gowns have no such facing. The hood is the most symbolic part of the academic costume. Its shape and size indicate the degree of the wearer. The color of the velvet border indicates the academic field and the color of the lining represents the institution granting the degree. The bachelor’s hood is three-feet long and has a two-inch velvet border; the master’s is three and one-half feet long and has a three-inch border; and the doctor’s is four-feet long with a five-inch border. The Canisius College hood is lined with blue and gold.


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Inauguration Program  

Program honoring the inauguration of the College's new president.

Inauguration Program  

Program honoring the inauguration of the College's new president.

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