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Press Release: O'Connor Named Chair of LVAIC, 2002-2003
Date: 8/1/2002


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O'Connor Named Chair of LVAIC, 2002-2003

Center Valley, Pa., - (August 1, 2002) - The Very Rev. Bernard F. O'Connor, O.S.F.S, President of DeSales University, began his term as Chair of the LVAIC Board of Directors on July 1st. President O'Connor will serve as Chair for the academic year 2002/03.

Father O'Connor has been president of DeSales University since 1999, and a member of the DeSales University community since 1974. He has served as a tenured faculty member and chair of the Department of Philosophy, chair of the consolidated Department of Philosophy and Theology, academic dean, vice president for academic affairs, and executive vice president responsible for enrollment management, student affairs, and academic affairs. Father O'Connor received his doctorate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1986. His work in the philosophy of religion has led to presentations and professional activity with the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, the Association of American Colleges, and the Board of Education of the Diocese of Allentown. In 1990 Father O'Connor received the Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Father Judge High School (Philadelphia); the Executive Board of the Center for Agile Pennsylvania Education; and the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Educational Telecommunications Exchange Network. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park.

Cedar Crest College President, Dr. Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney will serve as Secretary of the LVAIC Board for the academic year 2002/03.

The LVAIC Board of Directors is comprised of the Presidents of the six member institutions, along with the Executive Director. The Board meets regularly throughout the academic year to oversee the myriad programs of the Association.

Dr. Curtis Keim, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty at Moravian College, has assumed the Chair of the Council of Provosts and Academic Deans for the 2002/03 academic year. The Council is responsible for the Association's collaborative academic programs, including:


Press Release: O'Connor Named Chair of LVAIC, 2002-2003 | Posted on: 8/1/2002

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