Several media outlets shared the news that John J. Hurley, the 24th president of Canisius College, announced he will retire at the end of the upcoming academic year after serving 12 years as president. Hurley will remain in office until June 30, 2022. A committee will be formed by the college’s Board of Trustees to conduct a national search for Hurley’s successor.
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Hurley is currently the longest tenured president among Western New York colleges and universities. He joined Canisius in August 1997 as vice president for college relations and general counsel, after practicing law in Chicago and Buffalo for 16 years. In 2009, the college’s Board of Trustees selected Hurley to succeed Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, and he became the college’s first lay president in July 2010.
Bob Butler, an emeritus professor of English at Canisius, penned a letter to the editor in Tuesday’s edition of The Buffalo News. His letter is titled “Critical Race Theory Does not Make Accusations.”
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