PRESIDENTIAL
INAUGURATION of

COLLEEN M. HANYCZ, PH.D.

 

History of the President’s Office

Taking office in July 2015, Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., is the first layperson—and first woman—to serve as President in a non-interim capacity in the University’s 152-year history. She succeeds a distinguished list of 30 men who have served as La Salle University President or Interim President.

Presidential terms of service for her predecessors  ranged from the few months served by Br. Dominic Luke to 15 years by Br. Patrick Ellis and Br. Michael McGinniss, ’70. She is the first non-U.S. born President since Br. Dorotheus Lewis (1925-1928). However, Hanycz is not the first Canadian to serve as La Salle President—three former Presidents, Br. Noah, Br. Stephen of Jesus, and Br. Fabrician, were all born in Canada.

Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.

Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.

29th President of La Salle University

2015 -

James P. Gallagher, Ph.D.

James P. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Interim President of La Salle University

2014-2015

Br. Michael J. McGinniss, F.S.C., Ph.D.

Br. Michael J. McGinniss, F.S.C., Ph.D.

28th President of La Salle University

1999-2014

Mr. Nicholas Giordano

Mr. Nicholas Giordano

Interim President of La Salle University

1998-1999

Br. Joseph Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D.

Br. Joseph Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D.

27th President of La Salle University

1992-1998

Br. Patrick Ellis, F.S.C.

Br. Patrick Ellis, F.S.C.

26th President of La Salle University

January 1977 to 1992

Br. Daniel Burke, F.S.C.

Br. Daniel Burke, F.S.C.

25th President of La Salle University

1969 to December 1976

Br. Daniel Bernian (Kelly), F.S.C.

Br. Daniel Bernian (Kelly), F.S.C.

24th President of La Salle University

1958-1969

Br. Erminus Stanislaus (Duzy), F.S.C.

Br. Erminus Stanislaus (Duzy), F.S.C.

23rd President of La Salle University

1952-1958

Br. Gregorian Paul (Sprissler), F.S.C.

Br. Gregorian Paul (Sprissler), F.S.C.

22nd President of La Salle University

1945-1952

Br. Dominic Luke (Doyle), F.S.C.

Br. Dominic Luke (Doyle), F.S.C.

21st President of La Salle University

September to November 1945

Br. Emilian James (Flynn), F.S.C.

Br. Emilian James (Flynn), F.S.C.

20th President of La Salle University

1941-1945

Br. Edwin Anselm (Murphy), F.S.C.

Br. Edwin Anselm (Murphy), F.S.C.

19th President of La Salle University

1932-1941

Br. Elzear Alfred (Kelly), F.S.C.

Br. Elzear Alfred (Kelly), F.S.C.

18th President of La Salle University

1928-1932

Br. Dorotheus Lewis (Carroll), F.S.C.

Br. Dorotheus Lewis (Carroll), F.S.C.

17th President of La Salle University

1925-1928

Br. Galbert Lucian (McGurk), F.S.C.

Br. Galbert Lucian (McGurk), F.S.C.

16th President of La Salle University

1922-1925

Br. Ennodius Richard (Ring), F.S.C.

Br. Ennodius Richard (Ring), F.S.C.

15th President of La Salle University

1917-1922

Br. Denis Edward (Yourgens), F.S.C.

Br. Denis Edward (Yourgens), F.S.C.

14th President of La Salle University

1911-1917

Br. Abdas John (Comerford), F.S.C.

Br. Abdas John (Comerford), F.S.C.

13th President of La Salle University

1903-1911

Br. Wolfred of Mary (Mulvena), F.S.C.

Br. Wolfred of Mary (Mulvena), F.S.C.

12th President of La Salle University

1900-1903

Br. Isidore John (McEntee), F.S.C.

Br. Isidore John (McEntee), F.S.C.

11th President of La Salle University

1890-1900

Br. Abraham of Jesus (Cusack), F.S.C.

Br. Abraham of Jesus (Cusack), F.S.C.

10th President of La Salle University

1889-1890

Br. Isidore John (McEntee), F.S.C.

Br. Isidore John (McEntee), F.S.C.

9th President of La Salle University

1887-1889

Br. Fabrician (Pellerin), F.S.C.

Br. Fabrician (Pellerin), F.S.C.

8th President of La Salle University

1885-1887

Br. Clementian (Muth), F.S.C.

Br. Clementian (Muth), F.S.C.

7th President of La Salle University

1883-1885

Br. Romuald (Lentz), F.S.C.

Br. Romuald (Lentz), F.S.C.

6th President of La Salle University

1878-1883

Br. Stephen of Jesus (Gosselin), F.S.C.

Br. Stephen of Jesus (Gosselin), F.S.C.

5th President of La Salle University

1876-1878

Br. Joachim of Mary (Callaghan), F.S.C.

Br. Joachim of Mary (Callaghan), F.S.C.

4th President of La Salle University

1875-1876

Br. Noah (Curran), F.S.C.

Br. Noah (Curran), F.S.C.

3rd President of La Salle University

1872-1875

Br. Oliver (Daly), F.S.C.

Br. Oliver (Daly), F.S.C.

2nd President of La Salle University

1863 - 1872

Br. Teliow (Fackeldey), F.S.C.

Br. Teliow (Fackeldey), F.S.C.

1st President of La Salle University

March to August 1863