On the Cover

James V. Glynn, Board Chairman Emeritus, Niagara University

“I was serving as chairman of the board in 1999, when we were faced with the challenge and opportunity to name the 25 president of Niagara University. We wanted someone with experience in higher education who could relate to the community and move the university forward. When you look at what has been accomplished over the last 13 years, it’s clear that we made the right decision in choosing Father Levesque. Under his leadership, the university has seen tremendous physical growth, its academic reputation has been enhanced, it is more involved in the community than ever before, and it has completed the most successful fundraising campaign in its history. While he has accomplished much for the university, Father Joe is equally well-respected for his kind and caring nature and generosity of spirit –– qualities that have made him such a cherished colleague and friend to so many people both inside and outside the university.”