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A Tribute to Father Levesque

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Niagara University’s 25th president, steps down from his position as president this summer. The fourth longest tenured president in the history of Niagara, Father Levesque will long be remembered as having led a continuous process of transformation that has significantly developed the physical character of the university’s campus and its 21st century approach to teaching and learning. However, the story of his 13 years as president encompasses more than this, and is perhaps most fittingly told by the people who know him best.

Deanna Alterio Brennen, President and CEO, Niagara USA Chamber

Sister Beth Brosmer, Director, Heart, Love & Soul

Dr. Debra Colley, Dean, College of Education

Rev. Kevin Creagh, C.M., Vice President, Campus Ministry/Vincentian Religious Superior, Niagara University

Dr. Shawn Daly, Dean, College of Business Administration

Dr. Timothy Downs, Vice President, Academic Affairs

Robert Dwyer, '65, Board Chairman Emeritus, Niagara University

Claudia Fleckenstein, Executive Assistant to the President

James V. Glynn, '57, Board Chariman Emeritus, Niagara University

Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, '82, Chairman, Niagara University Board of Trustees

Dr. Timothy Ireland, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Jaszka, Vice President, Administration – Business Affairs

Dr. Nancy McGlen, Professor and Dean Emeritus

Joseph Mihalich, Former Men's Head Basketball Coach

John Osberg, '13, Technical Recruiter/Analyst, EmergenceTek Group, Inc.

Dr. Timothy Osberg, Professor of Psychology

John T. Overbeck, '75, Faculty Fellow, College of Business Administration

Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Dr. Bonnie Rose, Executive Vice President

Sema Shepard, Former Campus Postmistess

Mike Skowronski, Corporate Relations Developer, Career Services

Marsha Joy Sullivan, Niagara University Trustee

Dr. David Taylor, Director, The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Institute for Civic Engagement

James Tipa, Sophomore Business Major, Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Rev. Louis Trotta, C.M., Former Assistant to the President for Alumni Relations

Dr. Sharon Watkinson, '66, Chair and Professor of Theatre and Fine Arts

Dr. Judy Willard, '70, M.A.'72, Assistant to the President for Planning

Christopher Zukas, '12, Director of Campus Activities, University of Maine at Machias