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The Inauguration of Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo

The tenth president of Saint Anselm College

October 18, 2013 Faith in the Future

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Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., became the tenth president of Saint Anselm College on July 15, 2013.

Dr. DiSalvo has extensive leadership experience in Catholic higher education and national phil anthropic fundraising. He came to Saint Anselm from Marian University in Wisconsin, where he architecture, and added both undergraduate and graduate programs that focused on academic quality and service. Prior to joining Marian in 2010, he served as president and founder of The Hopewell Group Inc., which assists in transfers of wealth for individuals, family foundations and corporations. He was executive director of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, which works to end domestic violence through education and other interventions. He also led Junior Achievement of New York Inc., an volunteer role models.

Catholic Studies at Fordham University. Dr. DiSalvo has a special concern for access and diversity in higher education, topics he has written about for national audiences. He is a passionate advocate of a Catholic, liberal arts education in a from intellectual growth in the classroom, and from social and spiritual development in a caring community. Society gains thoughtful citizens and leaders,” he says. “Walk around our campus, you can feel the transformation taking place. Students are developing volvements.” Dr. DiSalvo completed a Ph.D. in educational leadership at Fordham University, where he also earned an M.B.A. in marketing and B.S. in psychology.

College,” Dr. DiSalvo said. “I have great admiration for the mission of the Benedictines, their outstanding work in Catholic higher education and their commitment to excellence. I share the values set forth by Saint Anselm and look forward to engaging the entire community in living the mission. I am proud to call myself an Anselmian!”

Tom is a junior in college, and Andrew is a senior and Connor a sophomore in high school.

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The Order of the Procession

Grand Marshal

Gary M. Bouchard, Ph.D., Professor of English

Color Guard National 9/11 Flag Delegates from other colleges and universities and learned societies Saint Anselm College Faculty Saint Anselm College Deans Monks of Saint Anselm Abbey Platform Party Members President’s Cabinet


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Trustees of Saint Anselm College Macebearer

Hugh Dubrulle, Ph.D., Faculty Senate President

The Reverend Jonathan P. De Felice, O.S.B. President Emeritus

Mr. Charles M. Pollard Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Right Reverend Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B. Chancellor of the College

The Most Reverend Joseph J. Gerry, O.S.B. Bishop Emeritus of Portland

The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci Bishop of Manchester

Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo

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The Inaugural Ceremony

Processional Sonata, David Speer - Norumbega Ensemble

Invocation Ms. Susan Gabert, Director of Campus Ministry

Presentation of the 9/11 Flag Saint Anselm College Students and Alumni

Remarks Mr. Jeff Parness, Chair, New York Says Thank You Foundation

National Anthem Mr. William Endicott, Class of 2016

Trustee Address Mr. Charles M. Pollard

Greetings from the Diocese Bishop Peter Libasci, Bishop of Manchester

Greetings from Elected Officials The Saint Anselm College Anthem Saint Anselm College Choir Directed by the Reverend Bede Camera, O.S.B.


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Greetings from the Academic Community Mr. Kevin Fitzgerald, President, Saint Anselm College Alumni Association Ms. Lyndsay Robinson, President, Student Government Association Ms. Lisa Gowern, Chair, Staff Council Mr. Hugh Dubrulle, President, Ph.D., Faculty Senate Mr. Tom Horgan, President, New Hampshire College and University Council Br. Norman Hipps, President, Saint Vincent College

Investiture The Right Reverend Mark Cooper, O.S.B. Chancellor of the College Mr. Charles M. Pollard Chairman of the Board of Trustees The Reverend Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B. President Emeritus

Inaugural Address Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President

Presidential Fanfare Composed for the inauguration of the tenth president of Saint Anselm College By Dr. Francis Kayali, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Benediction The Most Reverend Joseph Gerry, O.S.B. Bishop Emeritus of Portland

Recessional Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Norumbega Ensemble Faith in the Future


History of Saint Anselm College Saint Anselm College was founded in 1889, when the Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire college to educate a new generation of Americans, regardless of their religious denomination, status, or ethnicity. As founding president of the new college, Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, O.S.B., purchased land on a hilltop

housing, recreation, worship and study. The earliest students ate, slept, did their laundry, even did In 1910, Abbot Ernest Helmstetter, O.S.B., succeeded Abbot Hilary and embarked upon expanding the college. Under the leadership of eight more presidents until the present day, the college has continued in its mission to provide a strong education in the liberal arts, grounded in the Benedictine intellectual tradition. Its approach to education has ever been guided by the spirit of its patron saint, Saint Anselm of Canterbury, who was a scholar and teacher. Anselm believed in the importance of educating the young for life, and not to master a particular subject area. Throughout its nearly 125 years, the college has built upon the work of its founders, overcoming many challenges including the lean years of the Great Depression and WWII. Its Benedictine and in higher education, all the while meeting the needs of its students. athletic facilities, and activities center. A nursing program was established in 1952 and gained a regional reputation. The faculty and administration developed a formal humanities program, called Portraits of Human Greatness, which gained national acclaim. In 1973, Fr. Brendan Paul Donnelly,

Over the course of its history, more than 30,000 men and women have graduated from Saint homeless, conduct business, search for cures, and lead parishes. Many of its graduates have returned to Saint Anselm as professors teaching the next generation of Anselmians. They continue the work of the academics and administrators who have preceded them, ever in the spirit of the pursuit of truth and maintaining the harmony between the knowledge of faith and the knowledge of reason.


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Past Presidents 1893–1909 Abbot Hilary Pfraengle, O.S.B. At the request of the Right. Rev. Denis M. Bradley, Bishop of Manchester, Abbot Hilary He incorporated the Order of St. Benedict in New Hampshire and purchased land for the college in 1889.

1964–1972 Rev. Placidus Riley, O.S.B., ’42 He led the College during a turbulent time on campuses in the United States, and launched the nationally recognized “Portraits of Human Greatness” program. 1972–1979 Rev. Brendan Donnelly, O.S.B., ’43 Under his presidency the college became coed

1910–1927 Abbot Ernest Helmstetter, O.S.B. and chapel wing were completed. He agreed to presided over the election of Abbot Bertrand Dolan, O.S.B. 1927–1956 Abbot Bertrand Dolan, O.S.B.

of the Humanities “Portraits of Human Greatness” to include sophomores was implemented. 1979–1990 Br. Joachim Froehlich, O.S.B., ’66 Becoming president at age 35, he led a campus expansion that included the Poisson Computer Center, Carr Activities Center, Davison Dining Hall, and student apartments.

monks to graduate studies, reinstituted football in the 1930s, and led the abbey and the College through the lean Great Depression years. During (1990–2013) World War II, he allowed Army Air Corps to Rev. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B.,’69 (acting president 1989-1990) 1956–1960 Rev. Gerald McCarthy, O.S.B., ’36 fund campaign. Student enrollment doubled

campaign, expanded the Library and created the Goulet Science Center, added housing so all students could live on campus, and led the transition to a new governance model and creation of a new curriculum.

the construction and consecration of the Abbey Church. 1960–1964 Rev. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., ’36 As vice president for development, he directly supervised the construction and presidency, the nursing department was established.

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Saint Anselm College Mission Saint Anselm is a Catholic, Benedictine College providing all its students a distinctive liberal arts education that incorporates opportunities for professional and career preparation. It does so in a learning community that encourages the lifelong pursuit of the truth and fosters intellectual, moral local, national, and global communities.

Presidential Regalia

bears a fourth velvet bar on its sleeves.

The Presidential Chain of Office chain are four as a tribute to the Sisters of Saint Joan of Arc who lived, prayed and worked on this campus for eighty years. Hanging from the chain is the Seal of Saint Anselm College in the form of a medallion. The seal is composed of a shield on which appears a black cross with three drops of blood in each quarter formed by the cross. These are the arms attributed to Saint Anselm,

is taken from the seal of the Colony of New Hampshire, upon which it was the central ornament. Encircling the shield is the legend Sigillum Collegii Sancti Anselmi and at the bottom of the circle is the founding date of the College —1889. Attaching the medallion to the chain is a single link with the letters U.I.O.G.D. for the Latin from


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The National 9/11 Flag above the wreckage at Ground Zero, is a symbol of the resilience and compassion of the American people presence today, at the presidential installation of Dr. Steven DiSalvo, is a recognition of his part in helping the nation heal in the years following that tragic day. Both native New Yorkers, Dr. DiSalvo and his wife, Eileen, suffered the loss of died that day in the World Trade Center. Some time later, Dr. DiSalvo had the opportunity to help arrange a major, anonymous donation for the New York Says Thank You Foundation, which sends volunteers to disaster sites across the country on the anniversary of 9/11. It was a chance for Dr. DiSalvo to support and celebrate the vivid spirit of solidarity and volunteerism that he recognized in New Yorkers in the aftermath of the tragedy. New York Says Thank You became the custodian of the National 9/11 Flag, which was among the survivors, veterans and average Americans in its travels through the 50 states. Dr. DiSalvo himself

Flags from disaster sites around the country have been used to patch the National 9/11 Flag, which has

also were stitched into it. Dr. DiSalvo is a member of the board of the New York Says Thank You Foundation. At Saint Anselm, he is glad to see that students sponsor an annual 9/11 Day of Service. It is an initiative he would like to see replicated in every college and university across the country.

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Delegates from Academia

1636 Harvard University Philip Haughey Delegate

1841 Fordham University Roger A. Milici, Jr. Delegate

1701 Yale University Susan Lennon Delegate

1843 College of the Holy Cross Dr. Anne E. Harrington Delegate

1818 Saint Louis University

1846 Saint Vincent College Brother Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., Ph.D. President

Delegate 1831 New York University Frank Novak, Lt. Colonel U.S. Air Force Retired Delegate 1837 Colby-Sawyer College Aaron Snay Delegate 1839 Loras College Dr. James Freiburger Delegate


1858 Benedictine College Dr. Gary M. Bouchard Delegate 1863 Boston College Michael J. Burns Reverend Mark Massa, S.J. Delegates 1866 University of New Hampshire Delegate

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1871 Plymouth State University Gene P. Martin Delegate

1912 The College of St. Scholastica Barbara Richards Delegate

1889 Saint Leo University Thomas Adamczyk Delegate

1919 Emmanuel College Sister Janet Eisner, SND, Ph.D. President

1904 Assumption College Christian McCarthy Delegate

1927 Regis College Mary Roche Sullivan, H.D. Delegate

1904 Saint Michael’s College Jerry E. Flanagan Delegate

1928 College of Our Lady of the Elms Christopher Lockwood Delegate

1907 St. John’s Preparatory School Dr. Edward Hardiman Headmaster

1932 Southern New Hampshire University Dr. Patricia Lynott Delegate

1912 Saint Joseph’s College Jon Blanchard Delegate

1933 Rivier University Sister Paula Marie Buley, I.H.M., Ph.D. President

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Delegates from Academia



Reverend Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., Ph.D. President

Dr. Hannah M. McCarthy President



Jean Gabaree-Lawler, J.D. Delegate

Dr. Todd Leach Chancellor



Dr. Josephine Modica-Napolitano Delegate 1948 Reverend John F. Denning, C.S.C. President 1950 Dr. Sean J. Ryan Delegate 1959 Roberta MacBride Delegate


Thomas Horgan President 1967 Lucille Jordan President 1997 Dr. Deborah Scire Executive Director 2011 Dr. Kathryn G. Dodge President

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Greetings and Congratulations

University of Saint Joseph, Connecticut Alverno College Congressman Thomas E. Petri New Hampshire Department of Education New Hampshire College and University Council Urbana University St. Catherine University Senator Kelly Ayotte Governor Stephen Merrill Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci Bryant University Southern New Hampshire University National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities University of New England St. Gregory’s University Saint John’s University

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University of Mary Providence College Rivier University Drexel University College of Saint Benedict College of Our Lady of the Elms Saint Louis University Caldwell College Alverno College Muhlenberg College Saint Leo University Rockhurst University Loras College Saint Michael’s College Fordham University Benedictine College Cardinal Stritch University Regis College Plymouth State University Edgewood College


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Board of Trustees

Denise T. Askin, Ph.D.

Reverend Peter J. Guerin, O.S.B.

Timothy R. Austin, Ph.D.

James L. Hauser, Esq.

Richard L. Bready

Edward A. Hjerpe III, Ph.D.

Ann M. Catino, Esq.

Roger L. Jean Elizabeth J. Kelly

Robert P. Connor

Richard J. Meelia

Abbot Mark A. Cooper, O.S.B.

Thomas A. Melucci, Sr.

Charles A. Crowley

Brother Isaac S. Murphy, O.S.B.

Reverend Jerome J. Day, O.S.B.

Dorothy Otis Musho

Geraldine Healy DeLuca

Lawrence J. Pascal, Esq.

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.

Joseph Pepe, M.D.

Christine D. Douville

Frank P. Pfeffer

Stephen J. Ellis

Joanne Pietrini Smith

Monsignor William P. Fay, Ph.D.

Charles W. Pollard, Esq.

Daniel T. Flatley

Barry F. X. Smith

Reverend John R. Fortin, O.S.B.

Reverend William J. Sullivan, O.S.B.

Kenneth J. Goodchild

Joseph E. Sweeney

Kevin J. Gould

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The Anselm College Anthem The Saint Recessional Hymn Saint Cacciola, AnselmOSB College Anthem in memory ofThe Fr. Anthony in memory of Fr. Anthony OSB Words by Fr. Augustine Kelly, OSB Music Cacciola, by Fr. Bede Camera, OSB Words by Fr. Augustine Kelly, OSB




An - selm hail



came to you and


praise re - ceive, Saint

thee! For

you our minds

place that sits up - on

mand - ing, where

minds seek

Music by Fr. Bede Camera, OSB

light and


our youth we




the hill, no moun-tain more com-





faith seeks un - der - stand-ing.

2. [choir only] Your sons and daughters gather now and

2. [choir only]voices Your sons andAnd daughters gather nowof and raise their voices strong, raise their strong, sing the praises that

place our belong. And sing to thewhich praises of hearts that place to which our hearts belong. days go and by and years are our lost,fondness our fondness shall AsAs days go by years are lost, shall not die not for that fair place which die for that fair place which steadfast stands upon the hill

steadfast stands upon the hill so high. so high.

3. [ALL] Saint Anselm, be our patron true and guide us in God’s ways, Who calls us all the truth and orders all our days. Who calls ustoallseek to seek the truth and orders all our days. O hear our prayer, most gracious Lord and mighty God of love, O hear our prayer, most gracious Lord And gather us to praise your name with all the saints above. and mighty God of love, And gather us to praise your name with all the saints above. 3. [ALL]


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Student Government Association


Lyndsay Robinson, President Stephen Bowen, Vice President Katelin Brouillette Zachary Camenker Katlyn Delaney Christina Dooley Mackenzie Douglas Karen Ejiofor Jorge Gonzalez Jenna Levesque Brooke Judd Alex Odegaard Richard Serino

Vice President for Finance/Treasurer JAMES F. FLANAGAN

Vice President, College Advancement JOSEPH M. HORTON, Ed.D.

Vice President, Student Affairs REVEREND AUGUSTINE G. KELLY, O.S.B.

Vice President, Academic Affairs Dean of the College NEIL LEVESQUE

Executive Director, New Hampshire Institute of Politics Assistant to the President for Public Affairs

Class Presidents 2014 Guy Sergi


Vice President, Enrollment Management PATRICIA R. SHUSTER

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

2015 David McKillop 2016 Nolan Varee 2017 Robert Merritt

Inauguration Steering Committee Jean Couture Mark Cronin Donald Davidson James Flanagan Susan Gabert Lisa Gowern Patricia Guanci Christine Gustafson David Hjelm Reverend Augustine Kelly, O.S.B., Chair Barbara LeBlanc

Melinda Lott Donald Moreau Jack Morris Laurie Morrissey Reverend Benet Phillips, O.S.B. Janet Poirier Lyndsay Robinson Kimberlee Round Guy Sergi Rosemary Stackpole

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Dear Friends,

Today marks an historic moment for Saint Anselm College. The surrounding community has seen a modest college on the hilltop blessed to have become part of the Benedictine life, culture and devotion that has guided the college from its founding, and we look forward to The wonderful celebrations that have taken place this past week were the fruit of much hard work and dedication on the part of many people. Our thanks go to all the faculty, staff and students involved in making these inaugural festivities a wonderful celebration of what it means to be an Anselmian. I give special thanks to the inauguration steering committee led by chair, Fr. Augustine Kelly, O.S.B. The individual names of all those who assisted him are too numerous to mention here, but be assured that their vision, attention to detail, and relentless energy Special thanks to each and every member of the Saint Anselm Community for your well wishes and, most of all, your prayers. We celebrate with you today knowing that we walk together into tomorrow, holding true the blessings of Saint Anselm. May God continue to bless each of you and our new home, Saint Anselm College. In deep appreciation, Eileen & Steven DiSalvo

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The Inauguration of Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo The tenth president of Saint Anselm College