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Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J (February 23, 1922 – March 22, 2004) was the sixth President of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut from 1973 to 1979 and the 30th President of Saint Louis University from 1979 to 1987.
Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, and today is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. As of 2017, the university had about 4,100 full-time undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students
Fairfield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It borders the city of Bridgeport and towns of Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404. In September 2014, Money magazine ranked Fairfield the 44th best place to live in the United States, and the best place to live in Connecticut.
Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private Roman Catholic four-year research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, United States and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818 by Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, It is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. SLU's athletic teams compete in NCAA's Division I and are a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. It has an enrollment of 12,649 students, including 7,984 undergraduate students and 4,665 graduate students that represents all 50 states and more than 70 foreign countries. Its average class size is 23.8 and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1.
Thomas Fitzgerald was born on February 23, 1922 in Washington D.C. and attended Gonzaga College High School. He later studied at Georgetown University and entered the Society of Jesus in 1939. He was ordained a priest in 1952 in Leuven, Belgium, having received a licentiate degree in sacred theology there. He also received a doctorate in classical languages from the University of Chicago.
Gonzaga College High School, originally Washington Seminary, is a Jesuit high school for boys located in Washington, D.C. It is named in honor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, an Italian saint from the 16th century. Gonzaga is the oldest boys' high school in the District of Columbia and also the oldest college in the original federal city of Washington.
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise nine undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, and Law School. Located on a hill above the Potomac River, the school's main campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 130 countries.
The Society of Jesus is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church for men which originated in sixteenth-century Spain. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations. Jesuits work in education, intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue.
During his six-year tenure at Fairfield University, Father Fitzgerald oversaw the construction of the Student Recreational Complex and the Center for Financial Studies, which has since become the home of the Dolan School of Business. He also directed the creation of the Dolan School of Business in 1978, which had been the Department of Business Administration for 31 years within the Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences.
The Charles F. Dolan School of Business is a nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The school offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school is named after Charles F. Dolan, H'04, founder of HBO, Chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Fairfield University trustee, in recognition of his $25 million donation in 2000. The Dolan School of Business is committed to the Jesuit tradition of educating the "whole" person to be a socially responsible professional, who is prepared to serve others.
Fitzgerald suffered from heart problems in his later years and died on March 22, 2004 at age 82.
The University of St. Thomas is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after Thomas Aquinas, the medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who is the patron saint of students. St. Thomas currently enrolls nearly 10,000 students, making it Minnesota's largest private, non-profit university. Julie Sullivan became its 15th president in 2013.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a consortium of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities, sharing resources, and advocating and representing the work of Jesuit higher education at the national and international levels. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by the Association's president, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J..
Lawrence H. Biondi of the Society of Jesus was President of Saint Louis University from 1987 to 2013, a period that saw notable improvements in the facilities and campus of the university.
Jeffrey Paul von Arx was the 8th President of Fairfield University. He served as the President of Fairfield University from July 1, 2004 until December 31, 2016. Previously, von Arx served as Chair of the History Department at Georgetown University and Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. In 2017, von Arx was appointed superior of John LaFarge House, the Jesuit house of studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He presently holds the Thomas I Gasson, S.J. Chair at Boston College.
William C. McInnes, S.J. was an American Jesuit and academic. McInnes served as the 5th President of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut from 1964 to 1973 and the President of the University of San Francisco from 1972 to 1977.. He then headed the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, a consortium of Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, from 1977 until 1989.
James E. FitzGerald, S.J. was the 4th President of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut from 1958 to 1964. During his six-year tenure the Graduate Department of Education became the Graduate School of Education in 1963, Alumni Hall was opened in 1959, and Campion Hall was opened in 1964. Before arriving at Fairfield University, Father Fitzgerald had been the Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Joseph D. FitzGerald, S.J. was the 3rd President of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut from 1951 to 1958. During his seven-year tenure the first class of Fairfield University graduated in 1953 and the University was admitted to fully accredited membership in the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Also, Loyola Hall was opened in 1955, Gonzaga Hall was opened in 1957, and Canisius Hall was opened in 1957.
James H. Dolan, S.J. was one of the founders and the 2nd President of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut from 1944 to 1951.
The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, is the Jesuit, Catholic, graduate theological school of Boston College and an ecclesiastical faculty of theology that trains men and women, both lay and religious, for scholarship and service, especially within the Roman Catholic Church.
Carlos M. Cardoso is an American businessman and formerly chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kennametal, a metalworking and tool production company headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Monsignor Bonner High School was an all-male Augustinian Catholic High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It is located in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States. Bonner was created in 1953 as Archbishop Prendergast High School for Boys. In 1955, the current building was constructed and in 1957 entitled Monsignor Bonner High School. The previously occupied building became the all-female Archbishop Prendergast High School. In 2012, Bonner merged with the all-girls Archbishop Prendergast High School to form Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School. The Order of St. Augustine is no longer associated with the combined institution.
Charles Francis "Chuck" Dolan is an American billionaire, the founder of Cablevision. Through supervoting shares, Dolan today controls AMC Networks, MSG Networks, and The Madison Square Garden Company, which at one point were all part of Cablevision itself.
Mark C. Reed is the 28th and current president of Saint Joseph's University, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the first lay president of the school. He took office on July 1, 2015.
Shawn Matthews is an American businessman in the financial services industry. He is currently the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Hondius Capital Management, a global asset manager, and the former CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
William C. McInnes, S.J.
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