Father Malloy elected to Saint Mary’s College Board

Author: Dennis Brown


Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the Saint Marys College Board of Trustees for a three-year term, effective June 1.

Notre Dames president from 1987 to 2005, Father Malloy also serves on the boards of the University of Portland, University of St. Thomas, Vanderbilt University, Notre Dame and the University of Notre Dame Australia.

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 from Vanderbilt University. He is the recipient of 24 honorary degrees, and a chaired professorship in Catholic studies at Vanderbilt is named in his honor.

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 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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