Father Malloy to receive honorary degree

Author: Dennis Brown


Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will receive an honorary degree Monday (March 27) from Saint Martins University in Lacey, Wash., during the inauguration ceremony of its new president. The degree is his 23 rd such honor.

Notre Dames president from 1987-2005, Father Malloy will deliver an address during the ceremony at which historian Douglas M. Astolfi will be installed as the eighth president of Saint Martins. Founded in 1895 by Benedictine monks, Saint Martins has an enrollment of some 1,100 students and is located in a suburb ofOlympia.

During Father Malloys 18 years as president, Notre Dame 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.

Father Malloy was appointed to the Notre Dame faculty in 1974 and is a professor of theology. Ordained to the priesthood in 1970, he holds three degrees from Notre Dame and a doctorate in Christian ethics fromVanderbiltUniversity.

Father Malloys 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 has served on numerous boards dedicated to community service, including Campus Compact, Boys&Girls Clubs of America and the Points of Light Foundation. He also has worked to combat substance abuse through service to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse and other organizations.

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