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It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 1, 1993 when Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, officially became the 23rd president of Canisius College. Father Cooke’s first order of business was the formulation of a strategic plan for what Canisius should look like in 20 years. That plan would eventually grow Canisius in extraordinary ways.

During Father Cooke’s tenure, Canisius completed a total of 24 capital projects over the course of 17 years at a price tag of nearly $150 million. Nearly half of that investment included the renovation or construction of eight residence hall projects to meet the increasing demand by students of on-campus living.

Submitted by: College Communications