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Dr. Timothy Downs, Vice President for Academic Affairs

“It is quite a difficult task to define the influence and importance of Father Levesque on Niagara University, the Western New York area, and well beyond this region. Father Levesque has been a driving force who has challenged people at the university and the region to adopt the Vincentian mission in order to advance education and community development initiatives, all for the betterment of people and communities. Numerous times I have witnessed the true compassion and concern for others that make people appreciate Father for his ability to help those in distress or need. While Niagara University will miss Father not being at the helm of the institution, we can rest assured that his influence and support will continue in the region as he assumes his new role of president emeritus. For these reasons, among countless other deeds Father has done over the years, we can never thank him enough for the legacy of his leadership and the role model he has provided us for being the consummate servant-leader.”