NU Hosting July 30 Appreciation Reception for Father Levesque

July 22, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

On Tuesday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., Niagara University will hold a small reception in honor of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., as he steps aside as president. The going away gathering will be held on the Niagara campus in St. Vincent’s Hall, rooms 405-406.

Individuals from the local community are invited to join the university community as we extend our appreciation to Father Levesque for his work at NU and throughout Western New York.

This past January, Father Levesque announced that he would be stepping aside as president of Niagara after 13 years. The university’s Board of Trustees has granted Father Levesque the esteemed title of President Emeritus. In March, the Niagara University Board of Trustees announced that Father James Maher, C.M., will become Niagara’s next president, taking on that role on Aug. 1.

On July 10, the Board of St. John’s announced that Father Levesque was selected to serve as its interim president while the university searches for a successor to Father Donald Harrington, C.M.

There will be no formal program for the event on July 30. Light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be available in the O’Shea lot, and shuttle service will be offered to St. Vincent’s Hall.