Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the principal address and receive the St. Thomas More Medallion at Thomas More College’s commencement ceremony May 15.
Located in Crestview Hills, Ky., just south of Cincinnati, Thomas More College is a Catholic liberal arts institution serving some 1,900 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The college’s St. Thomas More Medallion is bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate the qualities associated with its patron.
Father Malloy retired as Notre Dame’s president in 2005. During his 18-year tenure, the University experienced rapid growth in its reputation due to substantive improvements in the size and scholarly credentials of its faculty, the academic quality and diversity of the student body, and its financial resources and physical infrastructure.
A professor of theology, Father Malloy holds three degrees from Notre Dame and a doctorate in Christian ethics from Vanderbilt University. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1970.
Father Malloy’s academic concentration on the interplay of personal morality with public policy and professional ethics informs his own active public life. He is a leading advocate of volunteerism and also has worked to combat substance abuse.