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The Canisius College Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution appointing John J. Hurley as President Emeritus.

“This is an honorary title reserved for a president who is retiring and who has provided distinguished service to Canisius College,” said Martin Berardi, chair of the Board of Trustees.  Berardi praised President Hurley for his exceptional level of commitment to Canisius and for exemplifying the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, civic responsibility, vision and leadership.

As President Emeritus, Hurley may be called upon from time-to-time by incoming President Steve Stoute, or the Board to offer counsel or participate in special events.

Hurley, the 24th president of Canisius College, will retire at the end of the upcoming academic year after leading the college for 12 years.  He will remain in office until June 30, 2022.

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.

Submitted by: College Communications