Director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture
The day-to-day operation of the Salesian Center is under the management of a part-time Director, who is appointed by and reports directly to the President of the University. The Director may also serve on the President's Cabinet.
The Director normally holds a faculty position, enjoying the rights and responsibilities of all faculty members at DeSales University; unless hired also to teach in one of the university's academic departments, the Director is not appointed to a particular faculty rank, nor is he/she able to be granted tenure.
The responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to, overseeing and managing all operations of the Salesian Center; promoting and administering all programs of the Salesian Center; undertaking research and writing consonant with the mission of the Center; writing grants to finance particular programs of the Salesian Center; representing the Salesian Center to all internal and external constituencies; and serving on all committees of the Salesian Center.
► Rev. Thomas Dailey, OSFS is the founding and current Director of the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture; he also holds the Fr. Louis Brisson Chair in Salesian Spirituality and is a Professor of Theology in the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DeSales University.
Senior Salesian Scholar
The resident scholar coordinates research, publications, and presentations related to the legacy of Salesian spirituality at DeSales University.
► Rev. Alexander Pocetto, OSFS, a retired vice-president at DeSales University, serves as the Senior Salesian Scholar.
The staff of the Center is responsible for the management of particular programs and activities: