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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. It was founded in 1966 and continues to be conducted by the Brothers of Holy Cross a society of lay religious men within the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) who take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way to more creatively and intimately serve the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body – the Church, and the needs of the world. Brothers of Holy Cross serve through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace.

At a Glance

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, co-ed, residential college offering Bachelor of Arts degrees
Location: 150 acre wooded campus in Notre Dame, Indiana
Founded: 1966
Mascot: “Saints”
Undergraduate Enrollment: 500
Student Body: Holy Cross students are a diverse group representing more than 30 states and a dozen countries. Enrollment is approximately 60% male and 40% female. Racial mix varies in any given year but roughly mirrors the US population.
Affiliation: Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.)
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018): $28,784 annual
Room & Board (2017-2018): $11,002 annual
Degree Programs: Holy Cross offers majors and minors in Biology, Business, Communications, Education, English Literature, History, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Theology, and Visual Arts. Also offer minors in Global Perspectives, Leadership and Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Spanish, and Sports Management
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA): Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and Soccer.
Club Athletics: Cheerleading, Men’s Lacrosse

NAIA Guide for the college-bound student-athlete

Historic Preservation Commission Director to Speak

Historic Preservation Commission Director to Speak

The executive director of the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County (HPCSBSJC), Elicia Feasel, will speak at Holy Cross College series on Wednesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. as part of the annual Practical Lessons in Success series. With a career and community involvement based in both historical preservation and sustainable buildings, Feasel’s presentation will focus on how she has utilized her liberal arts education in her efforts to establish lasting sustainability in existing and historical buildings and demonstrate their long-term benefits to the community.

A graduate of Purdue University, Feasel has a BA in Interior Design. In 2007, she participated in the Chicago Center for Green Technology’s Green Tech U program, which provided education and certification in green technology innovations, and in 2008, she was certified as a sustainable building advisor by the Sustainable Building Advisor Institute in Portland, OR. She has served on the HPCSBSJC since 2009. In 2012, she started a sustainable design consulting firm, Sustainable Retrofitting, to help clients preserve and rehabilitate original architectural integrity. They are currently rehabilitating their third vacant house, a 96-year-old cottage in Pine Lake.

Feasel, along with other faculty from HPCSBSJC, provided research and consultation to the Building South Bend: Past, Present, and Future project in cooperation with Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame’s Architecture Library and the History Museum of South Bend. The project aims to use apps, virtual reality, and 3D printing to recreate and preserve the buildings of early 20th century downtown South Bend.

A reception and opportunity to speak with Feasel will immediately follow the presentation. All Practical Lessons in Success presentations are free and open to the public.

Holy Cross Men’s Basketball Takes on ND

Holy Cross Men’s Basketball Takes on ND

by Tyler Braidic, Sports Information Director

The Holy Cross College men’s basketball team will take on the nationally ranked University of Notre Dame in a preseason exhibition game on Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion.

“We are very much appreciative of Notre Dame men’s basketball for giving us this opportunity,” said Holy Cross College men’s basketball coach Mike McBride. “One of the great lessons of team sports is that those who compete learn that it’s not about themselves. It is about teamwork and helping others. This game is a great opportunity to join forces with a high major college basketball program and do good for others.”

All proceeds from the game between the Saints and the 14th ranked Irish will be given to the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, whose mission seeks to transform Catholic schools. Saint Catherine of Siena, a Catholic school in Port Arthur, TX, was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Proceeds from Friday’s game will go directly to the school for repairs needed to their HVAC system, roof, and gym floor.

“Our exhibition with Notre Dame is impactful on a number of levels for our program, college, and most importantly the people involved with the hurricane relief,” coach Mike McBride said. “The event will highlight the close relationship between the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. Paramount to all of that is the good it will do through the ACE program.”

This season, Holy Cross will be led by seniors Ja’Mare Washington, Travon Brackett, Brandon Lawler, Dom Gatling, and Jack Binegar. Juniors Nate Miller and Bryce Crosen return after stellar sophomore seasons.

Holy Cross College, governed by the Brothers of the Holy Cross, shares a relationship with the University of Notre Dame as both were founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross. Established in 1966, Holy Cross College is a Catholic co-ed, residential college that competes at the NAIA level.

The event will be a non-ticketed exhibition and will be free to enter with further details of how donations will be gathered and accepted to be announced later this week.

Follow @hocrosaints for more details as the game approaches.

In The News

South Bend Tribune: Holy Cross, Notre Dame to meet for good basketball cause

Beaumont Enterprise: Notre Dame basketball game to benefit Port Arthur school

ND Insider: Notre Dame men’s hoops adds exhibition game with Holy Cross

Notre Dame Official Athletic Site: Third Men’s Basketball Exhibition Added For Hurricane Relief

Holy Cross College Presidents

Father David Tyson, C.S.C.

Served from 2017-current

Biography

Father David T. Tyson, C.S.C., Ed.D., assumed the office as interim president on April 7, 2017, and was appointed president on July 31, 2017.

Born and raised in Gary, IN, Father Tyson is a 1970 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He went on to receive a Master of Theology degree from Notre Dame in 1974 and a doctorate in higher education administration from Indiana University Bloomington in 1980. Father Tyson took his final vows in 1974 and was ordained at Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame in 1975.

Father Tyson served at the University of Notre Dame in a variety of positions on the staff and faculty during the 1970s and 80s. He joined the faculty after completing graduate studies where he served as an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Management. During that decade he also served as executive assistant to the university president, Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., and as vice president for Student Affairs.

In 1990, Father Tyson was elected president of the University of Portland. During his 13 years at Portland, Father Tyson oversaw a major expansion of the campus, a tripling of its endowment, and improvement of the University’s regional and national standing.

In 2003, he was elected the provincial superior of what was then called the Indiana Province of Holy Cross, the largest Holy Cross province in the world. During his nine-year tenure, Father Tyson choreographed the reincorporation of the Southern Province into the Indiana Province. In 2009, he began a process which led to the merger of the Eastern Province into the Indiana Province. That process was completed in 2011 with the title of the province being changed to the United States Province with over 500 members serving on three continents. He led the US Province until the end of his term in 2012.

In 2014, the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame named Father Tyson the St. André Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development.

He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Notre Dame for his contributions to the university, the Congregation of Holy Cross, and Catholic higher education. The University of Portland awarded Father Tyson its highest accolade, the Christus Magister Medal, for outstanding service to the University and Catholic higher education in the United States. Over these years, he served on a variety of different boards, including the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees, the University of Notre Dame Board of Fellows and Board of Trustees, the Air Force Board of Visitors of Air University. He was also received the highest civilian award, the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, from the Department of the Army in providing guidance and support for military education in the context of a university.

Brother John Paige, C.S.C.

Served from 2011-2017

Biography

Brother John Paige became president of Holy Cross College on January 1, 2011.

Brother John is a 1968 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. degree in physics. He received an M.A.L.S. degree in mathematics from Wesleyan University in 1976 and an M.A. degree in applied theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California in 1983. He was awarded the Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998.

Brother John made his perpetual profession with the Congregation of Holy Cross, Society of Brothers, Eastern Brothers Province U.S.A. in 1970.

Brother John began his career as an educator at Holy Cross High School, Waterbury, Connecticut in 1968. In 1972, he relocated to Notre Dame High School, West Haven, Connecticut, where he taught until becoming principal and chief executive officer in 1975. From 1997 to 1999, Brother Paige was a research associate at the Makerre Institute of Social Research, Makerre University, Kampala, Uganda, and was a visiting professor of social science at Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre in Jinja, Uganda from 1998-1999.

He became a member of the formation faculty at the Holy Cross Novitiate in Valatie, New York in 1982, and was selected as Director of Novices in 1983. Brother John was also a member of the formation for ministry faculty for the Diocese of Albany, New York from 1982 through 1989. He was appointed to the faculty and was named president and chief executive officer at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland in 1989. The recipient of awards in Connecticut and Maryland, Brother John was a director of the National Association of Religious Brothers from 1989 to 1994, and served as its president from 1990 to 1994. He is the author of Preserving Order Amid Chaos: The Survival of Schools in Uganda, 1971 – 1986 (2000).

Brother Paige served as director and supervisor of Secondary Education Teacher Preparation at St. Edward’s University, and in 2001 he became an associate professor of education and dean of the School of Education at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2004, Brother John was elected and served as Vicar and First General Assistant of the Congregation of Holy Cross at the Congregation’s General Chapter in Rome, Italy until he was selected to become president of Holy Cross.

Brother Richard Gilman, C.S.C.

Served from 1992-2010

Biography

Brother Richard became president of Holy Cross College on July 1, 1992.

A native of Lakewood, OH, Brother Richard graduated summa cum laude as class valedictorian from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in mathematics and physics in 1965. He attended Harvard Graduate School of Education on a National Science Foundation fellowship, receiving the M.A.T. degree in 1966. He was an instructor in pure and applied mathematics and physics at St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, Ghana until 1974, after which he began a 17-year period of distinguished service at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio, having served the last six years of that tenure as president and principal.

Brother Richard also studied at St. Louis University (1971), the University of Akron (1974-75, 1980), Georgetown University (1976), and was a member of the Woodrow Wilson Institute at Princeton University, where he studied in 1985. He received a doctorate in higher educational administration from the University of Dayton.

Under his leadership, Holy Cross College became a four-year college, offering baccalaureate degrees in nine majors. Brother Richard oversaw the construction of the Vincent Academic Center with 17 new classrooms and labs, and the Millennium Arch and Hardesty Plaza.

Brother Richard led the development of a residential life program, remodeling two buildings as student dormitories and building two new residence halls. He initiated the office of Campus Ministry and started the International Experience program that encourages students to travel to one four countries served by the Congregation of Holy Cross-Ghana, Peru, Mexico, or India-to broaden students’ cultural perspectives. He also spearheaded the development and completion of the Pfeil Recreation and Student Center.

During his tenure he received many honors including the degree of Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa from Saint Mary’s College.

Brother Richard passed away September 24, 2017.

Brother Raphael Wilson, C.S.C.

Acting President from 1990-1992

Biography

Brother Raphael became acting president of Holy Cross College on July 1, 1990.

He has a Bachelor of Science from the University Notre Dame, 1948, a Master of Arts from the University Texas, 1951 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas, Galveston, 1954.

Brother Raphael began his career as a professor at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX., and moved to the South Bend area to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 1959. He moved back to Texas to be a professor of experimental biology at Baylor College of Medicine in 1970.

In 1979, he was made president of the University of Portland, where he served until 1981. He taught at a number of colleges and universities before coming to Holy Cross in 1990.

Brother David Naples, C.S.C.

Served from 1988-1990

Brother James Leik, C.S.C.

Acting President from 1987-1988

Biography

Along with Brother John Driscoll, Brother James Leik helped found Holy Cross Junior College in 1966. The two men agreed that Br. Driscoll would manage the academic side of the school and Brother James would manage the facilities and the money, and to be fair, they would both teach classes.

Over the next 21 years, Brother James and Brother John managed Holy Cross Junior College simply and efficiently, much the way they began it. True to the Brothers’ mission to “make a difference in the world by being present and available,” Brother James took on whatever job needed him. He has been professor, bookstore manager, director of financial aid, corporate treasurer, and director of institutional advancement. He was even, reluctantly, acting president, but only until a replacement could be found.

Even after retiring from teaching, Brother James has stayed on at Holy Cross as full-time archivist, making a record of Holy Cross’s history. He is currently working on digitizing the school’s myriad photos, statements, reports and historical documents.

Brother John Driscoll, C.S.C.

Served from 1966-1987

Biography

By Brother George Klawitter, C.S.C. (abriged)

The Brothers of Holy Cross selected Br. John Driscoll to be the college’s first president. Brother John was a shrewd administrator and devoted to the college. His firm standards and strong work ethic were balanced by his sensitivity to student needs. He was a man of deep Catholic faith, expressed not only in the college goals, but in his appreciation of each student. Although he wasn’t comfortable as a religious speaker, his spirituality was evident in everything he did, from teaching, to organizing, to being present every day.

Being accessible and down-to-earth were key aspects of Brother John’s leadership. He knew of all the students by their names, backgrounds, and academic records, and he spent hours every day standing in the same spot in the student lounge, surrounded by studying students. Brother John kept a summer vegetable garden behind the student lounge, from which he would talk to passersby. He practically lived at the college, and he lived the philosophy of the college he had shaped.

The college continues to keep the philosophy of education that Brother John demonstrated day by day: put students first, keep classes small, and have faculty available to students when students need them. Brother John started Holy Cross College with a vision of community in mind, and it remains committed to his educational ideals many years and many new buildings later.

Brother John Driscoll passed away June 23, 1987.

Br. Richard Gilman, C.S.C., Passes Away

Br. Richard Gilman, C.S.C., Passes Away

Brother Richard Baker Gilman, C.S.C., age 74, died September 24, 2017 at Dujarie House, in Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame, IN. His visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, at St. Joseph Chapel, with viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on the grounds of Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, IN. The Mass of Resurrection will follow with interment afterward in St. Joseph’s Cemetery of the Village. Kaniewski Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

He was born in Lakewood, Ohio, on July 18, 1943, the son of Robert and Alice (Healy) Gilman. He attended St. James Elementary School and St. Edward High School where he graduated magna cum laude in 1961. Brother Richard joined the Brothers a month after graduating. He went to Sacred Heart Juniorate in Watertown, WI, in June 1961 and received the habit of the Brothers on August 15, 1961 at St. Joseph’s Novitiate, Rolling Prairie, IN, and made his first profession of vows as a Holy Cross Brother on August 16, 1962. He traveled to Austin, TX, to begin his college studies at St. Edward’s University and graduated summa cum laude in 1965 earning a Bachelor’s of Science in physics and mathematics. He was awarded a National Science Fellowship grant to continue advanced study the next year at Harvard University, earning a Master’s of Science degree in Mathematics. Brother Richard went on to teach in Ghana for 5 years at St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast and 3 years at St. John’s College in Sekondi.

Upon returning to the United States in 1974, he pursued studies at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Institute in bioinformatics and began teaching challenging math courses for 11 years at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, OH. While serving as principal of Archbishop Hoban High School in 1986 and then its president in 1991, he also studied administration at the University of Dayton. His scholarship and service culminated by earning a Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership in 1995.

He was selected in 1992 to be the new president of Holy Cross College at Notre Dame. He was quoted, “I was graced to be the president of Holy Cross College to lead it to achieve baccalaureate status.” There were expansions within the college’s academic and campus needs, a role he fulfilled with ingenuity and a creative vision. His ideal for leadership was to empower others through steady enlightenment to bring satisfaction and success.

A man of intellect and insight with a sound moral compass, Brother Richard was regularly called upon to serve on boards, the provincial council, general chapters and as an expert advisor and mentor. Along with his amazing mastery of facts and creative critical thinking, these gifts allowed him to accurately interpret the present and plan for a desired future in his role as president with ingenuity and creative vision. Brother Richard once said, “In the song ‘Getting to Know You’ from The King and I, we are told, “if you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught.” As an educator of minds and hearts, he lived this message for over 50 years and grew in grace and wisdom while assisting others to do the same.”

Timeline of Accomplishments at Holy Cross College:

1992 Brother Richard Gilman appointed president July 1.
1995 Plant expansion and renovation of Vincent Hall atrium, classrooms and offices. Library renovation and addition becomes the McKenna Library. Auditorium refurbished, bookstore enlarged, admissions office moved to the old chemistry class/lab, biology room.
1997 Student residency begins with James Hall. Office of Campus Ministry established.
1998 Student residency halls expand with Basil, James and West (Anselm) Halls.
1999 Lighted outdoor tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts added.
2000 South Hall apartments open. First student group travels to Ghana. Millennium Archway completed.
2001 Vincent Hall expansion adds classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and the “Max” student lounge.
2002 East Parking Lot is completed.
2003 Baccalaureate program begins with liberal arts degree. Global Perspective Experience expanded. Pulte Hall apartments open.
2004 South athletic fields completed. Circular drive and flagpoles highlight new entrance. Modular Units with the class rooms and faculty offices demolished.
2005 First baccalaureate program produces13 graduates. Mission Team founded with eight members.
2006 Collegiate athletic program begins by joining NAIA Athletic Association.
2007 Ground broken for new Pfeil Center – a facility for student athletics, recreation, and student government. Centers of Excellence established (Center for Global Perspectives and Center for Discernment and Preparation) Theology and education majors approved.
2008 Pfeil Center – McKenna Arena becomes operational. Hesburgh Grove is completed.
2009 Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools approves 6 new baccalaureate majors for total of 9.
2010 First Commencement is held in Pfeil Center.  Saints’ lacrosse team wins first conference championship of any sport. The Tenth Anniversary of the Global Perspective Program is celebrated. Br. Richard retires.

 

Paola Bernardini

Instructor
Philosophy | Global Perspectives

Office: Vincent 106
Phone: 574-472-8614
Email: pbernardini@hcc-nd.edu

Education
PhD, Pontifical University Saint Thomas Aquinas
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
BA, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Community Leader to Speak at Practical Lessons

Community Leader to Speak at Practical Lessons

Gregorio Chavez, Jr. will speak at Holy Cross College on Wednesday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the Driscoll Auditorium during the annual Practical Lessons in Success speaker series. Chavez’s presentation, “A Migrant’s Journey to Leadership,” will focus on his decades-long commitment to civil rights and the ways his life experiences have shaped his personal values and career.

Born in Texas to migrant farm workers, Chavez worked on a farm in Michigan. He served in the air force for 20 years before moving to South Bend in the 1970s. He worked in the bilingual department of the South Bend Community School Corporation until his retirement in 1994.

photo thanks to SBCSC Alumni AssociationChavez is a member of the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 5001 and over the years has served as its president, vice president, state director, and national Midwest vice president. He has been active with the Hispanic Leadership Coalition, La Casa de Amistad, Center for the Homeless, South Bend Human Rights Commission, and campaigned for voter registration. He helped create Michiana’s first Spanish-language radio station, WSBL, Sabor Latino.

In 2008, Chavez received La Casa de Amistad’s “Humanity Knows No Borders” award in recognition of his commitment and contributions to the community. In 2014, he received one of two Trailblazer Awards at the IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Center, which honors individuals who have spearheaded efforts in modern civil rights and work to improve the quality of life for members of their community. The same year, he was inducted into the Community Hall of Fame, sponsored by the South Bend Alumni Association. Most recently, in 2016 he received a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest distinction in Indiana from the office of the governor.

A reception and opportunity to speak with Chavez will immediately follow the presentation.

All Practical Lessons in Success presentations are free and open to the public.

Information about future Practical Lessons in Success speakers can be found at www.hcc-nd.edu/practical-lessons

Líder Comunitario Gregorio Chavez Jr. Hablará en el Colegio


Gregorio Chavez, Jr. hablará en el Colegio de Holy Cross en Miercoles, Septiembre 27, a las 7 p.m. en el Auditorio Driscoll durante la serie anual de Oradores Prácticos en el Éxito. La presentación de Chávez, “Un viaje de los inmigrantes al liderazgo”, se centrará en su compromiso de décadas con los derechos civiles y las formas en que sus experiencias de vida han moldeado sus valores personales y su carrera.

Nacido en Texas de trabajadores agrícolas migrantes, Chávez trabajó en una granja en Michigan. Él sirvió en la fuerza aérea durante 20 años antes de mudarse a South Bend en la década de 1970. Trabajó en el departamento bilingüe de South Bend Community School Corporation hasta su jubilación en 1994.

Chávez es miembro del Consejo de la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos (LULAC) 5001 y ha sido presidente, vicepresidente, director estatal y vicepresidente nacional de Midwest. Ha sido activo con la Coalición de Liderazgo Hispano, La Casa de Amistad, el Centro para los Desamparados, la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de South Bend, y ha hecho campaña por el registro de votantes. Ayudó a crear la primera emisora de radio de habla hispana de Michiana, WSBL, Sabor Latino.

En 2008, Chávez recibió el premio “La Humanidad Sabe Sin Fronteras” de La Casa de Amistad en reconocimiento a su compromiso y contribuciones a la comunidad. En 2014, recibió uno de los dos premios Trailblazer en el IUSB Civil Rights Heritage Centre, que honra a las personas que han encabezado los esfuerzos en los derechos civiles modernos y trabajan para mejorar la calidad de vida de los miembros de su comunidad. El mismo año, fue admitido en el Salón Comunitario de la Fama, patrocinado por la South Bend Alumni Association. Recientemente, en 2016 recibió un Sagamore del Wabash, la más alta distinción en Indiana de la oficina del gobernador.

Una recepción y la oportunidad de hablar con Chávez seguirán inmediatamente la presentación.

Todas las lecciones prácticas en las presentaciones de éxito son gratuitas y abiertas al público.

Holy Cross Athletics Recognized by Champions of Character Program

Holy Cross Athletics Recognized by Champions of Character Program

by Tyler Braidic, Sports Information Director

The Holy Cross College athletics department has been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) for its commitment to the Champions of Character initiative. The college has been awarded the NAIA Five-Star Award for its character driven approach to athletics during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Institutions are measured by their commitment to the Champions of Character campaign and earn points in academic focus, character training and conduct in competition. Student athletes are scored on how they apply the five core values of the Champions of Character program: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

Holy Cross athletes excelled in the academic arena. Programs receive points based on student-athlete performance in the classroom and the Holy Cross student-athletes’ GPA was above a 3.0 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

As well, all Holy Cross teams participate in community service events throughout the year. This spirit of giving and helping is seen throughout the campus community and helps deepen the character of the college’s student-athletes.

“We have always challenged our student-athletes and coaches to be exemplary representatives of the college,” said Aimee Niespodziany, director of athletics at Holy Cross College. “This recognition speaks highly of the student-athletes, coaches, and staff we have in our athletics department. Additionally, it is a reflection of the high caliber of student, faculty, and staff the college attracts.”

Presidential Inauguration

The Inauguration of Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C.

October 5-6, 2017

On July 31, 2017, upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees, the Corporate Members, Holy Cross College, Inc., unanimously voted to appoint Reverend David Tyson, C.S.C., the fifth president of Holy Cross College for a term of five years.

“I am honored by the Brothers’ confidence in me,” says Father Tyson. “It has been a blessing to be a part of the Holy Cross College family for the past four months, and I am grateful for this opportunity to continue building its future.” Read More


About the President


Father David T. Tyson, C.S.C., Ed.D., is the fifth president of Holy Cross College. He assumed the office as interim president on April 7, 2017, and was appointed president on July 31, 2017.

Born and raised in Gary, IN, Father Tyson is a 1970 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He went on to receive a Master of Theology degree from Notre Dame in 1974 and a doctorate in higher education administration from Indiana University Bloomington in 1980. Father Tyson took his final vows in 1974 and was ordained at Sacred Heart Basilica at Notre Dame in 1975.

Father Tyson served at the University of Notre Dame in a variety of positions on the staff and faculty during the 1970s and 80s. He joined the faculty after completing graduate studies where he served as an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Management. During that decade he also served as executive assistant to the university president, Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., and as vice president for Student Affairs.

In 1990, Father Tyson was elected president of the University of Portland. During his 13 years at Portland, Father Tyson oversaw a major expansion of the campus, a tripling of its endowment, and improvement of the University’s regional and national standing.

In 2003, he was elected the provincial superior of what was then called the Indiana Province of Holy Cross, the largest Holy Cross province in the world. During his nine-year tenure, Father Tyson choreographed the reincorporation of the Southern Province into the Indiana Province. In 2009, he began a process which led to the merger of the Eastern Province into the Indiana Province. That process was completed in 2011 with the title of the province being changed to the United States Province with over 500 members serving on three continents. He led the US Province until the end of his term in 2012.

In 2014, the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame named Father Tyson the St. André Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development.

He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Notre Dame for his contributions to the university, the Congregation of Holy Cross, and Catholic higher education. The University of Portland awarded Father Tyson its highest accolade, the Christus Magister Medal, for outstanding service to the University and Catholic higher education in the United States. Over these years, he served on a variety of different boards, including the Holy Cross College Board of Trustees, the University of Notre Dame Board of Fellows and Board of Trustees, the Air Force Board of Visitors of Air University. He was also received the highest civilian award, the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, from the Department of the Army in providing guidance and support for military education in the context of a university.

Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C., Inaugurado Presidente


El Viernes, Octubre 6, Reverendo David Theodore Tyson, C.S.C., será instalado como el quinto presidente de Holy Cross College. La ceremonia pública empezara a las 2 p.m. en el centro recreacional Pfeil.

La ceremonia de investidura es parte de un evento de inauguración de dos días. El Jueves, Octubre 5, Padre Tyson sera anfitrión del Picnic Presidencial por parte de todos los estudiantes. A las 7 p.m., la inducción de la sociedad de honores del 2017 Delta Epsilon Sigma tomara acabo en el Auditorio Driscoll.

El Viernes, los eventos de inauguración empezaran con una misa celebratoria especial a las 10 a.m. en el St. Joseph Chapel en el campus de Holy Cross College. El Reverendísimo Obispo Kevin C. Rhoades presidirá.

Después de la ceremonia de instalación, el publico tendrá la oportunidad de conocer al Padre Tyson en una reception en los O’ Connor Commons.
Para concluir la celebración, Padre Tyson a invitado a los estudiantes a asistir a un baile inaugural en los O’ Connor Commons después de la cena.

El Padre Tyson se graduó en 1970 de la Universidad de Notre Dame con su licenciatura en sociología. Obtuvo su Maestría de Teología de Notre Dame en el 1974, y un doctorado en administración de educación elevada de la Universidad de Indiana Bloomington en 1980. Padre Tyson tomo sus últimos votos en 1974 y fue ordenado en la Basilica del Sagrado Corazon en Notre Dame en 1975.

Inmediatamente antes de aver venido a Holy Cross College, Padre Tyson, sirvió como Director de Desarrollo Professional sin Fines de Lucro en el Colegio de Negocios de la Universidad de Notre Dame de Mendoza. El tiene una larga, distinguida carrera en educación como profesor, administrador, y presidente, igualmente como superior provincial de la Provincia de Indiana en Holy Cross.

Padre Tyson fue nombrado presidente interino de Holy Cross College en Abril 7, 2017, y fue formalmente seleccionado el quinto presidente del Colegio por un voto unánime de la Junta Directiva en Julio 31, 2017.


Inaugural Events


Thursday, October 5

Presidential Picnic for Holy Cross Students

Siegfried Family Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

 

Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society Induction

Dr. Martin Sulkanen, Speaker
Driscoll Hall Auditorium
7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow immediately

Friday, October 6

Inaugural Mass

Saint Joseph Chapel ∙ 10:00 a.m.

 

Inaugural Luncheon

(by special invitation)
Inaugural Event Tent, O’Connor Commons
11:30 a.m.

 

Installation Ceremony of President

Pfeil Center, McKenna Arena
2:00 p.m.

 

Inaugural Reception

Inaugural Event Tent, O’Connor Commons
Immediately following installation ceremony

 

Inaugural Dinner

(by special invitation)
Cocktails in the Inaugural Event Tent, O’Connor Commons
6:00 p.m.
Dinner in the Pfeil Center, McKenna Arena
6:30 p.m.

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