Board of Trustees
Composed of 33 elected members and three ex-officio members, the Board of Trustees oversees all College business, including the appointment of the College’s President and senior cabinet.
The Board of Trustees advances the work of every area of college life through standing committees on Academic Affairs, Advancement, Financial Affairs, Mission and Catholic Identify, Student Life, Audit, Athletics, Investment, Planning and Facilities, and Compensation.
At least ten of the elected members of the Board are priests or brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The remaining trustees are made up of academic, business, and philanthropic leaders from the United States and abroad. Trustees are elected by the Board of Fellows.
Elected members serve in three-year terms, and ex-officio members include the President, the Provincial of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of Holy Cross, and a member of the President’s Council.
Chair of the Board
Chairman, Eversource Energy
Boston, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut
May was formerly the chairman and chief executive officer of Eversource Energy from 2012 to 2016. He was previously the chief executive officer of NSTAR and its predecessor company since 1994.
May received a B.S. in business administration/accounting from Stonehill in 1969 and an M.S. in finance from Bentley College in 1980. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
May is active on various civic boards including Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. He is also a director of the Bank of America Corporation and the Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc.
He is a recipient of Stonehill’s 1999 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award and is a long-standing member of the College’s President’s Council. A Stonehill trustee since spring 1993, elected chair on spring 2007. He resides with his wife, Donna (Jermyn) May '70’, in Westwood, Massachusetts.
Members of the Board
Senior Vice President of Real Estate Investments, SALVY Enterprises, LLC
Ms. Balsamo is currently the Senior Vice President of Real Estate Investments for SALVY Enterprises, LLC, a privately owned real estate and investment firm based in Massachusetts.
Ms. Balsamo began her professional career in the employment staffing industry at TAC Worldwide Companies, one of the largest privately held companies in the world. In her 24 years with TAC Worldwide Companies she rose to the position of Associate Vice President with responsibility for several business disciplines including Real Estate Developments, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Logistics and Communications for US and UK operations. In 2000 she was elected to the Board of Directors of TAC Worldwide Companies.
Ms. Balsamo's community and philanthropic endeavors include Balsamo Memorial Charitable Foundation, Trustee '81-01; WeBeatCancer.org, Board of Directors; National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Board of Directors; Rodman Ride for Kids; Italian American Police Officers Association and Middlesex County Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
In 1981 Ms. Balsamo received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Stonehill College. In 2004 she was inducted to the Stonehill College Hall of Fame, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Stonehill College Varsity Club and sits on the Stonehill Women's Basketball Friends Committee. She resides in Newton, Massachusetts.
Assistant Provincial and Steward, Congregation of Holy Cross
United States Province of Priests and Brothers
Notre Dame, Indiana
Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. completed in June 2014, his tenure as the 19th president of the University of Portland, Oregon’s Catholic university. The university he led is annually ranked among the best 10 regional universities in the West, has enjoyed the largest applicant pools and freshman classes in its 105-year history over the last decade, and savors nationally renowned professors, soccer teams, and scientific research. Previous to his presidency in Portland, Father Beauchamp served Notre Dame as executive vice president, and among other duties, was an award-winning professor of business and law.
A native of Detroit, he graduated from the University of Detroit in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and received an MBA from the same institution two years later. In 1989 he was named that university’s Alumnus of the Year. From 1966 through 1972 he served as associate director of admissions and taught at Alma (Michigan) College.
He received his law degree from Notre Dame in 1975 and practiced law in Alma before entering Moreau Seminary in 1977. He received his master of divinity degree in 1981 and was ordained in April 1982. An active servant to his communities, Father Beauchamp is a board member of Holy Cross Family Rosary, USA Funds, and the University of Notre Dame. He is an Assistant Provincial and Steward and serves as a member of the Provincial Council for the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers of Holy Cross.
Co-Founder Waverly Partners Inc.
In 1995 Burke co-founded Waverly Partners, Inc. for the purpose of acquiring, improving and operating specialty manufacturing businesses. Waverly’s holdings have served the electronics, aerospace, medical, fuel cell, petro chemical and numerous other industries.
Prior to founding Waverly Burke held leadership positions in manufacturing and served as a manager for Andersen Consulting in their information systems and manufacturing productivity practice areas.
In addition to serving on boards of Waverly’s investments, Burke serves as an advisor for startup ventures and on not-for-profit boards in the Philadelphia region focused on education and the arts.
Burke is a graduate of Stonehill’s three-two engineering program with the University of Notre Dame receiving a BA degree from Stonehill in 1984 and a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame in 1985.
Burke was elected a Stonehill Trustee in 2010. He resides with his wife Patricia and three daughters in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and spends summers in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Board Member High Street Realty Company – Legacy Funds, High Street Realty Company, LLC
Daniel J. Coughlin has been involved in real estate operations and management for more than 40 years. He has been responsible for the operation, management, and disposition of public, private and institutional portfolios valued at over $18 billion. As Founder and Managing Member of High Street Realty Company, LLC, Coughlin he has focused on the asset and portfolio management in addition to investor relations, capital planning and portfolio formation. He currently serves on the investment committee and direct the firm’s proprietary research.
Prior to the formation of High Street Equity Advisors, Coughlin was responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of a National Operations Center for Trammell Crow Company (TCC), one of the world’s largest diversified commercial real estate services companies.
Prior to joining TCC, Coughlin spent 22 years with New England Mutual Life Insurance Company and its real estate subsidiary, Copley Real Estate Advisors. At Copley, he was a founder, managing director and COO. In that capacity, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and was on the Investment Policy and Management Committees, overseeing the valuation and management of 650 institutional assets and 27 portfolios.
Coughlin has served as president and board member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the Institute of Real Estate Management. A Certified Property Manager, Coughlin received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with High Honors, from Stonehill College and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
He is a past board member of Catholic Charities, past chairman of the Hingham Water Supply Committee, past chairman of the Hingham Community Preservation Committee. A certified Conservation Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he is past vice chairman of the Hingham Conservation Commission and is currently a member of the Hingham Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, the Finance and Investment Committees at Stonehill College and is a Trustee of Boston College High School. He has been awarded Boston University’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and has been on the Faculty of the Boston University Graduate Center for Professional Education since 1997.
The father of three adult children and four grandchildren, he resides in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife Kristine E. (Gudmand) Coughlin.
When he took office on July 1, 2013, Rev. John Denning, C.S.C. became the tenth president in Stonehill’s 65-year history. Formerly the Vice President for Student Affairs at the College, Fr. Denning succeeded Rev. Mark T. Cregan ’78, C.S.C. who stepped down in June 2013 after 13 successful years of leading the College.
As he began his tenure, Fr. Denning, 53, said, “I am honored and humbled at the opportunity to lead Stonehill. I believe in the wonderful story of this College. Its mission provides each student with a learning experience that transcends the classroom for the good of the broader community and fosters a hunger to build a more just and compassionate world.”
Chairman (Retired), Wolf & Company, P.C.
A member of Wolf & Company, P.C. since 1978, DeVasto was elected the firm's president and chief executive officer in 1998, and elected to Chairman in 2012. He served as Chairman until his retirement in December 2013.
The 7th largest accounting firm in eastern Massachusetts, Wolf & Company, P.C. is one of the largest regional accounting and consulting firms in New England, celebrating over 100 years of service. Wolf's clients include privately-held and publicly-traded businesses in manufacturing high technology, financial service, nonprofit organizations and individuals.
With over 40 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, DeVasto is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and past chairman. He is also a past member of the AICPA Council, a past member of the Board of Directors of PKF North America, and past chair.
Elected to the College’s Board of Trustees in spring 2004, DeVasto received his B.S.B.A. degree with a major in accounting from Stonehill in 1970 and has been actively involved in alumni affairs activities since his graduation. The recipient of the College's Alumni Service Award in 1989, he is a member of the Alumni Council, President's Council, and the Visiting Committee on Business Administration.
He is a past president of the Alumni Council, a past division chairperson of the Alumni Fund, and an Alumni Phonathon volunteer. He has also served on the Alumni Auction Committee, the Reunion Committee, the Alumni Career Network, Career Services Committee and as an alumni representative on the College's Board of Fellows.
The father of two daughters, he resides with his wife, Katherine, in Bonita Springs, Florida. Two brothers, one sister and one daughter are also Stonehill alumni.
Managing Director, Head Trader, Lone Pine Capital
Brian Doherty is the Head Trader and a member of the Management Committee at Lone Pine Capital LLC, a privately held investment firm with over $25 billion under management. It was founded in 1997 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in New York, London and San Francisco.
Brian began his career in the financial services industry in 1993 as an intern at Putnam Investments, working for Frank Mullin (former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stonehill College). In 1997 he became the Assistant Director, European Equity Sales Trading, at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Securities Ltd., London. He returned to Putnam in 1999 as Senior Vice President, Manager of International Equity Trading, and later served as Managing director, Equity Sales Trading, at Deutsche Bank AG, London. He joined Lone Pine Capital in 2006.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stonehill in 1994. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
A native of Braintree, Massachusetts, Brian and his wife Laurie live in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, with their three children, Sean, Megan and Ava.
Associate Professor of Political Science & founding Director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Dowd received his doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and his masters of divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley.
Dowd specializes in African politics, with particular country expertise on Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. Most of his research has focused on religion, democracy, and development, but he has also written on ethnic politics and the factors that make ethnic identity more or less politically salient.
The Ford Family Program, founded by Dowd in 2008, is part of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Its mission is to integrate teaching, research and grassroots community engagement in parts of the world where extreme poverty continues to be a major challenge. Through the Ford Program, Notre Dame forges strategic partnerships with institutions of higher education, non-governmental organizations, governmental organizations, and religious institutions. The first of these partnerships was in Uganda and Kenya.
He is the author of several articles and the book, Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa (Oxford University Press, July 2015).
Before joining the faculty at Notre Dame in 2004, Father Dowd served at Holy Cross Parish in Nairobi, Kenya and worked in Campus Ministry at Notre Dame.
President, The Drew Company
John Drew is founder and President of the Drew Company, a Boston-based real estate management and development company. He serves as Chairman of Trade Center Management Associates, which manages the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., and the World Trade Center Dublin. Mr. Drew has been a member of the World Trade Centers Association since 1985 and currently serves on the Board as Vice Chairman. He is also the developer and past Chairman of the Seaport Companies: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center Boston, Seaport East and Seaport West.
As developer and partner of the World Trade Center Boston and Seaport Hotel, John Drew is a pioneer in the development of Boston’s revitalized Seaport District. Since its opening in 1986, the World Trade Center Boston has become one of the premier facilities for conferences and exhibitions in New England. Mr. Drew led the development of a three-building, 1.75 million s.f. expansion of the World Trade Center complex that included hotel, offices, retail and parking facilities. The 426-room Seaport Hotel opened in 1998, World Trade Center East opened in 2000, and World Trade Center West opened in 2002.
Mr. Drew’s second major trade center project is the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., which opened in 1998. The International Trade Center, located at the Ronald Reagan Building, is the US government’s most prominent site for trade promotion and the second largest federal building in the United States next to the Pentagon. In addition, the ITC’s conference center has become the premier forum in Washington D.C. for international meetings and major special events, hosting over 1,500 trade events annually.
In 2010, Mr. Drew began the business operation of the World Trade Center Dublin with an objective to raise the profile of Ireland internationally and promote it as a country of innovation, opportunity and talent. In addition to assisting companies improve their global competitiveness; the World Trade Center Dublin assists members to achieve its international trading objectives through trade, educational and networking programs and events.
In 2002, Mr. Drew was appointed by the Principality of Monaco to serve as Honorary Consul of the Consulate of Monaco, overseeing the New England states and served as Consul until 2013.
He also advises the US Department of Commerce in his role as Chairman of the United States Northeast District Export Council, Massachusetts region.
The Drew Company’s development portfolio includes the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (Now Xfinity Center), Bayside Exposition Center and Constitution Plaza in Boston. The firm also provides asset management services, as well as development advisory services to businesses in the U.S. and abroad. The firms’ latest project is Waterside Place, a 236-unit mixed-use luxury rental apartment building which opened in January, 2014 in Boston’s Seaport District.
Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Drew served as Director of Federal Relations for the City of Boston. During that time, he was responsible for the creation of the “Boston Plan,” a redevelopment plan for the city. In recognition of this achievement, the Boston Jaycees named him one of its “Ten Outstanding Young Leaders.”
Mr. Drew serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Stonehill College, Cathedral High School in Boston, and former Chairman and current Executive Committee Member of the Board for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. He also served as Chairman of the Boston 2000 Commission, having been appointed by the Mayor of Boston.
Mr. Drew received his undergraduate degree from Stonehill College, a master’s degree from Boston University, a Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Newbury College, and is one of the region’s top authorities on public-private partnerships and development. His civic commitments include Chairman Emeritus for Caritas Christi Health Care System in Boston, and Chairman of “A Better City” (an organization of business leaders working to ensure Boston’s future competitive advantage).
Mr. Drew’s impact on tourism, hospitality and development in the Boston area has won him numerous awards and distinctions. He has received an honorary degree from Newbury College and a lifetime achievement award from the Boston Jaycees. He was presented with the “Distinguished Individual” award from the Massachusetts Hospitality Association, was honored as one of the “Top 125 Leaders Making a Difference in Boston,” from Banker and Tradesman, was honored by NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) in 2002 as “Developer of the Year,” the Boston Business Journals’ Power 50 Award in 2012, and the 2012 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award from Building Owners Managers Association. In 2013 he was recognized by Irish America Magazine as one of the Business 100 Irish-American leaders in the U.S. In May 2014, he received the Justice and Compassion award from Catholic Charities for his philanthropic contributions and support of social service organizations, nonprofit, and educational foundations throughout the community. Most recently, he was honored with the Visionary Award from the Boston Business Journal in May 2015.
Director of USC Institute for Genetic Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Dr. M. Elizabeth Fini currently serves as Director of the USC Institute for Genetic Medicine, a multidisciplinary research department reporting to the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is appointed as a tenured professor of cell & neurobiology and ophthalmology.
Dr. Fini is best known for her scientific contributions to our understanding of diseases of the eye. In 2002, she shared the Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize from the New York Academy of Medicine with a clinician collaborator for discovery of a novel unifying mechanism for glaucoma pathogenesis. She has also had a significant impact as a mentor to young scientists, many of whom now hold scientific leadership positions at institutions across the United States and the world.
Dr. Fini began her faculty career at Harvard Medical School. She moved across town to Tufts Medical Center with award of the Jules & Doris Stein Research to Prevent Blindness Professorship. There she founded the cross-university Tufts Center for Vision Research and won National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support the center. Subsequently she was recruited to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to serve as Scientific Director of the Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Vision Research Center and the Walter G. Ross Endowed Chair. She led research faculty recruitment to the center and attracted substantial NIH, Department of Defense, and foundation funding.
Dr. Fini was recruited to USC in early 2008 to serve as Vice Dean for Research for the Keck School of Medicine of USC, a position she held for nearly five years. During this period of great change, the research volume grew by 43%, the US News & World Report rank moved up 5 points in a single year, a $57 million NIH Clinical & Translational Science Award was won, and the Keck Foundation gift was renewed for $150 million.
A native of greater Boston, Dr. Fini earned her doctoral degree at Dartmouth College and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Dartmouth Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Managing Director, CEO US (Retired), Allianz Global Investors US Holdings LLC
New York, New York
Mr. Gaffney served as Chief Executive Officer US and a managing director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2008. He is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee and US Executive Committee. In a previous role, Mr. Gaffney was CEO of the firm’s US distribution entity, responsible for retail distribution and marketing for Allianz owned asset managers in the US. He has 26 years of investment-industry experience.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Gaffney was a managing director and head of intermediary distribution for Lehman Asset Management/Neuberger Berman, responsible for national sales and marketing of institutional and retail mutual funds, sub-advisory and managed accounts. Before that, he was a regional vice president at CIGNA Retirement Service, where he pursued large-market 401(k) plans.
Mr. Gaffney has a B.A. in sociology from Stonehill College. He is a member of the Board of Governors at the Investment Company Institute and joined the Stonehill board in July 2015.
Counselor for Learning Assistance, University of Portland
Bro. Thomas has held the position of Counselor for Learning Assistance at the Holy Cross University of Portland since 2010. His primary responsibility in retention is assisting students to maintain grades sufficiently satisfactory to remain at the University of Portland. To that end, he consults with students individually and teaches classes in study skills to incoming freshmen and to students on academic probation. He presently resides in Shipstad Hall, a University of Portland dormitory of 250 students.
Before coming to the University of Portland, Bro. Thomas spent 16 years on South America where he worked in Holy Cross as school principal, formator of young religious and guidance counselor.
Bro. Thomas holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, MS in Education from Hofstra University of New York and MA in Theology from Xavier University of New Orleans. He has likewise held counseling licenses In addictions from the State of New York, the State of Illinois and Washington, DC.
Professor of English, King’s College
Fr. Grasso, professor of English at King's College, has been a member of the faculty there since 1985, and served as the College’s Religious Superior of the Holy Cross Community from 2000-2006.
Fr. Grasso began his undergraduate studies at Stonehill College as a candidate for the Congregation of Holy Cross. He continued his studies at the University of Notre Dame where he earned a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in English in 1973. After spending a year teaching high school English in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Fr. Grasso returned to Notre Dame and was awarded a master’s degree in theology (M.Th.) in 1977. He was ordained to the priesthood the following year and returned to high school teaching at St. Mark’s in Wilmington, Delaware.
In 1979 Fr. Grasso began graduate studies in English at the University of Toronto where he received an interdisciplinary master’s degree (M.A.) in Victorian Studies (19th Century British History & Literature) in1980 followed by a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in British Literature in 1985.
Fr. Grasso’s area of specialization is 19th Century British literature, especially poetry; his other academic interests include the Renaissance Period, urban literature, poetry writing and genre, composition, and world literature. He has presented papers at conferences in Victorian Literature, as well as meetings devoted to Christian themes in literary works, and has published several papers and poems. Recently, he held the Manus Cooney Distinguished Service Professor of Humanities Award at King’s College from 2008-2013.
Fr. Grasso has also served as Director of the Honors Program and Chair of the English Department. Outside of the College, he serves as national chaplain of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Honor Society for Catholic Colleges and Universities, and as a member of the Northeast Regional Executive Committee of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Fr. Tony also enjoys helping out at area parishes whenever he can.
Having completed four years as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Fr. Grasso returned to teaching in January 2012. He currently serves on the Academic and Professional Affairs Committee at the College, and as moderator of the campus chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, and periodically serves as a mentor for New Faculty at King’s. Fr. Tony has also contributed poems to the LCTA’s (Luzerne County Regional Transit) “Poetry in Transit” series, which hosts the writing of local authors on the busses in place of advertising. In May, 2014, he was selected to receive the Max & Tillie Rosenn Award for Faculty Excellence.
Founding Partner & CEO, Merrimack Potomac + Charles
Patrick is the founding partner and CEO of Merrimack Potomac + Charles. He was the founding partner, Chairman and CEO of GYK/Antler in Manchester, NH and Boston, MA. He has also served as Managing Partner of the Boston office of Purple Strategies, a national branding and public affairs firm with offices in Washington and Chicago. He remains of Counsel to Purple.
He and his firms' clients have included some of the best known consumer brands in the world including Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola, BP, McDonald’s, The Tri-State Lottery, Dunkin Donuts, and NASCAR to name a few.
In addition to his consumer brand and corporate affairs work, he has served as a media consultant and Republican campaign strategist.
His clients have included 4 presidential campaigns including Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, former Secretary of Education and current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He has also handled media consulting for U.S. Senators Judd Gregg and John E. Sununu, numerous members of Congress and the United States Senate and provided media consulting services for the Republican National Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees in Washington, DC.
Patrick appears regularly on regional and national television as a political analyst for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS News and NPR. He also serves as a political analyst and contributor for WCVB-TV (ABC/Boston); Fox 25 News, NECN and WGBH TV (PBS) also in Boston.
He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH and has been a frequent guest lecturer at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
He is the author of “Pay No Attention to That Man behind the Curtain,” and “Primary Columns: The 2012 GOP Presidential Campaign: In Essays, Op-Eds, Blog Posts, Musings and Rants.” He speaks around the country on politics, education, healthcare communications, government affairs and the media.
Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Stonehill in 1981 and was elected to the board in the spring of 2002. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The New England Council and the Board of Advisors of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm. A lifelong New Hampshire resident, he splits his time between Boston and the Granite State.
Elizabeth Hayden’76 is currently researching in the area of family health and well-being. Her emphasis is finding the best practices for raising healthy children and appropriate delivery systems for that knowledge.
Most recently she has worked as the Curriculum Coordinator at Nativity Prep in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She formerly was a fifth-grade mathematics teacher at Harvard Elementary School in Harvard, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, she received her B.A. degree in Child Development from Stonehill in 1976 and was awarded her M.Ed. degree from Lesley University in 1997.
She married her Stonehill classmate, James E. Hayden’76, at the Holy Cross Center Chapel at Stonehill in 1976. Vice president and chief financial officer of Netegrity, Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts, he was killed on September 11, 2001 in the crash of the second hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 175, that struck the World Trade Center in New York City.
In a Month’s Mind Mass in St. Mary’s Chapel on October 10, 2001, Liz Hayden in her eulogy entitled The Making of a Person traced the couple’s involvement with the College over the years and paid tribute to her late husband and the lasting influence of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and Stonehill.
She was a featured speaker to over 125 Stonehill student leaders in August 2004 at The James Hayden Leadership Seminar, a two-day event devoted to cultivating leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills. She spoke to the student leaders about the importance of Christian leadership in her family.
Her op-ed article entitled Transcending The Evil That Men Do appeared in the March 31, 2006 edition of The Boston Globe and opposed the call for the death penalty for any terrorists who plotted the 9/11 attacks against the United States.
A Century Club member for many years and a President’s Council’s member since 2002, she was elected to a three-year term on the Alumni Council in 2004. In 2006, she was appointed Alumni Council Treasurer. She is also a member of the Alumni Council Academic Committee.
She is the mother of two children. Her daughter, Elizabeth K. (Hayden) Klueznick, is a 2004 Stonehill alumna. Her son, John, graduated from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
President, Resources Management Corp.
West Hartford, Connecticut
Herlihy became a partner in Resources Management Corp., a registered investment advisor in West Hartford, Connecticut, in 2004.
In 1999, he was the founding CEO of InsurBanc, a full-service, federal savings bank, where he served as president and chief executive officer. Prior to that, he was employed by The Advest Group, Inc., as senior vice president and complex manager for their Boston region and as president and chief executive officer of Advest Bank and Trust Company in Hartford, Connecticut.
Herlihy received his bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in marketing with a minor in communications from Stonehill College in 1983. Part of a family legacy of personal and financial support to Stonehill, Herlihy is the son of the late William T. Herlihy ’52, a member of the College’s first graduating class, and the late Mary T. (Herlihy) Connolly P’80, P’83. His sister is Cathleen M. (Herlihy) Rafferty ’80.
Along with family and friends, Herlihy established The William T. Herlihy Memorial Scholarship at Stonehill in 1984 and in 1987 funded the complete renovation of the main room in Donohue Hall, dedicated as the William T. Herlihy Room.
The father of four children, one of whom is a 2005 Stonehill graduate, Herlihy lives in Westbrook, Connecticut, with his wife, Lynn K. (Fragola) Herlihy.
Assistant Provincial, Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers
Notre Dame, Indiana
Father Peter Jarret, C.S.C., is an Assistant Provincial of the United States Province of Priests & Brothers. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and was awarded a Master of Divinity in 1991.
Following his ordination in 1992, Fr. Pete served as Parochial Vicar at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend, Indiana, until 1995 when he was named Pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana.
From 2001 to 2006, he served as Rector of Keough Hall at Notre Dame and also as Associate Rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (2002-03) and Counselor to the President (2003-05).
Since 1998, he has taught in the Graduate School of Theology at Notre Dame and in 2006 was named Religious Superior for the Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame. During his tenure as Religious Superior, Fr. Pete served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame and was named a Fellow of the University. In 2010 he was appointed Rector and Superior of Moreau Seminary and finished his term in June of 2016.
Provincial Superior, Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers
Notre Dame, Indiana
Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., was elected as Provincial Superior for the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers on June 14, 2018. As Provincial Superior, Fr. Lies oversees the work and welfare of the over 500 priests, brothers and seminarians in the U.S. Province. The U.S. Province carries out the vision of founder Blessed Basil Moreau to make God known, loved and served through higher education, parish and other ministries throughout the United States. In addition, the Province has apostolates and missions in East Africa, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Bangladesh.
Most recently, Fr. Lies was Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, a role he began in March of 2012. Prior to this role, he was executive director of the Center for Social Concerns (2002-2012). He also taught in the Department of Political Science and was a fellow of both the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Fr. Lies earned his bachelor’s degree in English with minors in French and Philosophy from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He received his M.Div. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. His research and teaching has focused on human rights, religion and politics in Latin America, and the politics of poverty. He has given talks and lectures throughout the country on community-based learning and research and Catholic social tradition, and serves on a number of related domestic and international boards. A native of Little Falls, Minnesota, Fr. Lies is one of ten children and has a twin brother, Jim, who is also a Holy Cross priest.
Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplin, King's College
Father Looney, former Provincial of the Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers, now serves as the Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplain at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior to his service in provincial administration, he served as the vice-president for Mission at Stonehill College, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty at King's College and as an associate professor of systematic theology and as chair of the Department of Theology at King's College.
A student and scholar of the Rev. Basil Moreau (1799-1873), he serves a member of the provincial council of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers. He is a popular homilist and retreat director, giving missions in parishes and retreats to members of religious congregations.
A member of the board of directors of the Father Patrick Peyton Centre in Attymass, County Mayo, Ireland, and of Renew International, Fr. Looney was elected a Stonehill trustee in 2001, a position he held until 2007. He served as an ex officio member of the board of trustees during his tenure as provincial superior and was subsequently re-elected in 2011. His publications have appeared in One in Christ, Ecumenical Trends, Review for Religious, and Pastoral Life.
A magna cum laude graduate of Stonehill with a B.A. in psychology, Fr. Looney received a M.Div. from the University of S1. Michael's College at the Toronto School of Theology in 1986. Ordained to the priesthood in 1987, he was awarded a Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in 1998.
Director of Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C., serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, within the Division of Student Affairs, Father McCormick oversees a staff of some 40 clerical, religious and lay ministers tending to the spiritual needs of all Notre Dame students.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Father McCormick entered Moreau Seminary following his graduation from Grand Valley State University in 2000. Two years later professed his first vows in the Congregation of Holy Cross. While in the seminary, Father McCormick worked at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona, directing its Confirmation program, teaching mathematics in the parish school and coaching 5th and 6th grade basketball.
Returning to Notre Dame, he earned a Masters of Divinity in 2006 and was ordained a Holy Cross priest the following year. From 2007 to 2013 Father McCormick served as rector of Notre Dame’s Keough Hall. Following his time as rector, Father McCormick pursued his Executive M.B.A. from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, completing the degree in 2015. In addition to his current role in Campus Ministry, Father McCormick serves as chaplain to the Notre Dame Men's Basketball team.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Portland
Fr. McCoy was born and raised in Chicago, where his parents and two sisters still reside. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1995. In 2000, he completed his doctoral studies in Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame. It was while at Notre Dame in the Ph.D. program that Fr. McCoy met the priests of Holy Cross. Attracted by the possibility of serving God's people through education, he entered Moreau Seminary in 2002.
He served as a deacon at Christ the King Parish in South Bend and was ordained a priest in April 2009. Fr. McCoy joined the faculty at the University of Portland in the fall of 2009. He is also the Pastoral Resident in Villa Maria, a University of Portland Residence Hall.
Chief Executive Officer, Avon Products Inc.
New York, New York
Sheri McCoy is Chief Executive Officer and a director of Avon Products, Inc., a company that has empowered and inspired women for more than 125 years. Ms. McCoy joined the company in April 2012. She is responsible for driving new long term growth initiatives, developing earnings opportunities for women and advancing Avon as the world’s premier direct seller of quality beauty products.
Prior to Avon, Ms. McCoy had a distinguished 30-year career at Johnson & Johnson, most recently serving as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, responsible for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer business segments that represented more than 60 percent of the company’s revenues. Ms. McCoy joined Johnson & Johnson as a scientist in research and development and subsequently managed businesses in every major product sector, including consumer, prescription medicines and medical devices holding positions including worldwide chairman of the Pharmaceutical Group and head of J&J’s Consumer business.
Ms. McCoy believes that a great company begins with passionate and empowered people. Throughout her career she has consistently promoted employee engagement, leadership development and diversity of thought. She is committed to Avon’s five core values of trust, respect, belief, humility and integrity.
Ms. McCoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in textile chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, a master's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and an MBA from Rutgers University. She holds four U.S. patents.
In 2014, Ms. McCoy ranked #27 on Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" list, which she has been on since 2008. Ms. McCoy serves on the boards of Partnership for New York, Catalyst, Stonehill College and FIRST, a non-profit organization created to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
President and Chief Executive Officer, W.B. Mason Co., Inc.
Meehan has served as the president and chief executive officer of the W.B.Mason Co., Inc. since 1994 during the period of the company's growth into the second largest privately held office products dealer in the United States today.
Meehan began his career with the W.B. Mason Company in 1975 as a sales representative and was appointed vice president of marketing in 1979. He became a partner in 1983 and, beginning in 1987, was responsible for day-to-day operations and strategic planning until his appointment as president in 1994.
He is the Chairman of the Granite City Electric Supply Company in Quincy, Massachusetts.
A 1975 alumnus, he has been a member of the College’s President’s Council for many years. He played a pivotal role in helping the College establish the W.B. Mason Forum on the Future of Southeastern Massachusetts in 1992 and the $1.5 million donation of the company for the new W.B. Mason Stadium at Stonehill which was dedicated on September 10, 2006.
With over 100 Stonehill alumni currently employed by W.B. Mason, Meehan fosters philanthropy towards the College among those employed.
Elected a trustee in spring 2002, he was a member of the Campaign Executive Committee for Attaining the Summit: The Campaign for Stonehill College, which raised over $59,000,000.
He resides in Cohasset, Massachusetts, with his wife, Sara and children Sally and Tucker.
Miller joined the Campaign Team at Stonehill in September 2008 as a consultant and major gift officer in the metro New York area.
From 2002-2007 she was part of the Development staff at Greens Farms Academy in Greens Farms, Connecticut. During her five-year tenure at the Academy she held the positions of Capital Campaign Director and Director of Alumni Relations. In these roles she was responsible for fundraising and managing the Academy’s $35 million dollar capital campaign and provided alumni services to over 3,000 constituents worldwide.
An inaugural member of the New York Council for Stonehill College, Miller continues to serve on that council. She was a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee at Stonehill College from 2004-2008. During 2006-2007 she was a solicitor in the Capital Campaign for Mount Saint Agnes Academy in Hamilton, Bermuda, where her children attended from 1994-1999. Miller received a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in public administration from Stonehill College in 1979.
Ms Miller currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her husband, James Miller ’80.
Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital Boston
Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston
Dr. Marsha A. Moses is the Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital. She has made significant contributions to our understanding of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that underlie the regulation of tumor development and progression. Dr. Moses and her laboratory have discovered several inhibitors of these processes that function at both the transcriptional and translational level, some of which are being developed for potential clinical use in a variety of human diseases. Named a pioneer in the field of Biomarker Medicine by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, she created a Proteomics Initiative at Boston Children’s Hospital, has utilized its resources, including an extensive human biorepository and has leveraged her significant expertise in proteomics, to discover and validate a number of novel, non-invasive biomarkers for a variety of human cancers and non-neoplastic diseases. Several of these biomarkers are being used in clinical trials. Recently, she and her team have also engineered novel non-toxic, targeted nanomedicines for the treatment of human cancers and their metastases. These drug delivery systems are engineered to deliver a variety of therapeutic agents including siRNAs, gene editing systems and chemotherapies. A number of these diagnostics and potential therapeutics are included in Dr. Moses’ significant patent portfolio composed of both US and foreign patents.
Dr. Moses’ basic and translational work has been published in such journals as Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cell, PNAS and Nature Communications, among others. She received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University and completed a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and MIT in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Langer. Dr. Moses is the recipient of a number of NIH and foundation grants and numerous awards and honors. She has been recognized with both of Harvard Medical School's mentoring awards, the A. Clifford Barger Mentoring Award and the Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty. Marsha has received the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Postdoc Association of Boston Children’s Hospital and has also received their Award for Exceptional Mentorship. She has also received the Honorary Member Mentoring Award from the Association of Women Surgeons of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Moses has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) of the National Academies of the United States, the National Academy of Inventors, the American Institute for Molecular and Biological Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Professor, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Boston
J. Keith Motley served as chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston between 2007 and 2017. He is currently a faculty member in UMass Boston's College of Management. Previous to his appointment as chancellor, Motley served as vice president for business, marketing, and public affairs at the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. Prior to joining the president’s office, he was the interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he previously had served as vice chancellor for student affairs, following more than 30 years in higher education administration that included 10 years as dean of student services at Northeastern University.
Motley is a founder of the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School and chair emeritus of the school’s Board of Trustees. He is also the founder and education chair of Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts, Inc., and the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development, an academic and social enrichment program for school-aged children of color. He also serves on numerous boards of community organizations with local, regional, and national reach, including Carney Hospital (as chair of the board of trustees), Freedom House, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, the Boston Sports Museum, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, the Commonwealth Corporation, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Motley also chairs the Boston Committee for the “Do the Write Thing Challenge,” an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence.
Motley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeastern University and a doctor of philosophy from Boston College. He also holds an honorary degree awarded by Northeastern University. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Upward Bound Program. He is married to Angela Motley and is the proud father of Keith Allyn, Kayla Iman, and Jordan Kiara.
Managing Partner, Gravitas Healthcare, LLC
Sam is the managing partner and founder of Gravitas Healthcare, LLC, an advisory firm entirely focused on the emerging medical technology industry, with transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and investments with the leading corporate consolidators in the industry.
Prior to founding Gravitas Healthcare, Sam spent over two decades in Wall Street with finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, equity research and investment management experience in the medical device industry. Prior to Gravitas, Sam was Managing Director and led, with a team of senior people, their medical technology investment practice, responsible for building the franchise across all product categories, including M&A / Advisory, financing services and products. Before joining Cowen & Co., Sam spent over four years at The Galleon Group running the Galleon Healthcare Fund as a Senior Portfolio Manager. While at Galleon, he was responsible for all health care investments across all sectors, including pharmaceuticals / biotechnology, medical technology / hospital supplies, and all areas of healthcare services. Prior to Galleon, Sam was Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at ING Barings and prior to that, Senior Medical Technology Analyst and Head of Healthcare Equity Research at UBS. Mr. Navarro also held Senior Medical Technology equity research positions at Furman Selz Inc. and Needham & Company. Sam has also served or serves on the boards of Derma Sciences, Dextera Surgical, MicroTherapeutics, Jomed, Photomedex, Pixelux Entertainment, Strata Skin Sciences and others.
Sam received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, A Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sam lived in Greenwich, Connecticut, for 24 years and recently moved to Southlake, Texas, with his family. Sam and Alexandra have two sons (Stonehill graduates ’12 and ’13) and two daughters.
Vice President, Associate Provost, and Dean – First Year of Studies, Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Page holds a B.A. degree with a major in History from Hampton University; M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from General Theological Seminary in New York; a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation; and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.
His scholarly interests are in the areas of early Hebrew poetry; ancient myth and epic; Africana biblical interpretation; poetry as medium for theological expression; the use of religious traditions and sacred texts in identity construction within the Black community; and the role of mysticism and esotericism in Anglican and Africana spiritualities.
An Espiscopal priest, poet, musician, photographer, martial artist, and certified tennis professional, he is also interested in the ways that non-traditional, integrative, and holistic paradigms for continuing education can be utilized by clergy in the promotion of personal health (e.g., spiritual, intellectual, and physical) and productivity.
His sole-authored works include Israel’s Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse (Fortress, 2013); Exodus (Bible Reading Fellowship - Peoples Bible Commentary Series, 2006); and The Myth of Cosmic Rebellion: A Study of its Reflexes in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (Brill, 1996). He is also general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Augsburg Fortress, 2010); one of the co-editors for both the Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha (Fortress, 2014) and Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery” … (Brill, 2014); and editor of Exploring New Paradigms in Biblical and Cognate Studies (Mellen Biblical Press, 1996).
He is founder and president of the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern and Afroasiatic Cultural Research and a Research Associate at Human Relations Area Files at Yale University. He holds membership in the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Academy of Homiletics, and the Society for the Study of Black Religion.
Executive Coach and Management Consultant, McCartan Consulting, LLC
Exeter, New Hampshire
Patty McCartan Prue founded McCartan Consulting and is certified as an Executive Coach. Patty’s overall global business expertise includes executive coaching, Human Resource strategic leadership and oversight and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to establishing her coaching business, Patty was employed by The Kendall Company (later named Tyco Healthcare, Covidien) as the Vice President of Human Resources and was later promoted to the Vice President of Human Resources for Tyco International, which grew to become a 36B global company with over 240,000 employees.
As a graduate of Stonehill College, Ms. Prue now welcomes the opportunity to serve as a Trustee. Patty also enjoys serving on not-profit senior living continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), including Vice Chair, Governance Chair, Riverwoods of Exeter, NH and Birch Hill Terrace, Manchester, NH. Patty is a member of Stonehill College’s Visiting Business Committee and has volunteered her time and talents with Global Volunteers in Ghana and Por Cristo in Ecuador.
Patty lives in New Hampshire with her husband Dave Wright and family.
President, Eastern Bank
Bob is Vice Chairman of Eastern Bank Corporation and President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Bank, the largest independent bank headquartered in Massachusetts, and the oldest and largest mutual bank in the United States, with $8.8 billion in assets and 117 offices, where he is directly responsible for all lines of business including Commercial, Institutional, and Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Marketing, and Eastern’s new innovation center, Eastern Labs; in addition, he is Chairman of Eastern Insurance Group, a wholly-owned agency subsidiary.
Bob began his 31-year banking career as a teller at Randolph Savings Bank in his hometown of Stoughton, followed by various roles of increasing responsibility at Old Stone Bank in Rhode Island, M&T Bank in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and Commercial Federal Bank in Nebraska.
Bob is involved extensively in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of The Dimock Center, The Lowell Plan, The Lawrence Partnership, The Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and YWCA Boston. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Shore Hospital Foundation, and the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, the Board of Corporators of Lowell General Hospital, and is a member of the Environmental League of Massachusetts’ Corporate Council, ALPFA Boston’s Corporate Advisory Board, Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy's New Americans Integration Institute Advisory Board and Community Teamwork, Inc.’s and Community Teamwork’s Secure Communities Advisory Board, in addition to providing support and guidance to numerous other non-profit organizations.
Named after the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Bob’s passion for advocating for social justice causes and sustainability issues is the result of a personal and professional journey that began early in his life. In addition to receiving Color Magazine’s All-Inclusive Award for Corporate Leadership in 2011, Bob has been recognized by The Boston Globe, The Partnership, The Boston Globe, Get Konnected!, the Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy (MIRA), Asian American Civic Association (AACA), Association for Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA), and El Planeta for his work in championing greater board diversity and for immigrant social justice.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stonehill College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He, his wife Patricia and two children, Madison and Julian, live in Needham.
President, King’s College
Fr. Jack took office as president of King’s College in July 2011. Before being appointed president, he was dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s. He assumed leadership of the business school in 2004 after teaching there since 1994. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wilkes College, a master’s of business administration from St. Joseph’s University, a master of divinity degree from University of Toronto, and a doctorate in business administration from Temple University. During his studies in Toronto and Philadelphia, he did parish work in both cities.
He was ordained as a priest in the Holy Cross order in 1990. Fr. Jack worked for 13 years in accounting and finance before entering Holy Cross. He currently serves as board member of the University of Notre Dame, University of Portland, and the Earth Conservancy.
Chief Executive Officer & President, Shields Health Care
Thomas A. Shields, Class of ’92, is the CEO and President of Shields Health Care, the largest and most technically advanced network of MRI, PET/CT, and radiation therapy facilities in New England.
Prior to assuming his role as President, Tom held the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales and Director of Real Estate Management. During Tom’s tenure as President of Shields Health Care, the company has expanded into Northern New England and diversified its portfolio to include PET/CT imaging, equipment maintenance and service, radiology management and ambulatory surgery. In 2013, Shields was awarded the Northeastern’s Family Business of the Year Award. Before joining SHC, Tom served as a congressional aide.
Tom Shields is a leader in the community and actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors including Trinity Catholic Academy, Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, Friendship Home, and Norwell VNA and Hospice. Tom is also a board member of Trinity Catholic Academy. This generosity of spirit is an integral part of both the Shields Health Care corporate culture and the Shields family. He was the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton’s 2013 Community Honoree.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stonehill College. Tom’s longstanding connection to Stonehill began with his father, Thomas F. Shields, who served as Chairman of Stonehill’s Board of Trustees. Through the generosity of his parents, the Tom and Mary Science Center was named in the family’s honor.
Director of Campus Ministry, St. Edward's University
Fr. Peter Walsh serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Fr. Peter was born in Boston and grew up in Milton. He graduated from Stonehill College in 1984 with a BA in English. He entered the Congregation of Holy Cross that summer and attended seminary at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with an M.Div in 1988. He also has a master's degree from Boston College in English literature with a concentration in Irish poetry and often brings insights from literature into his preaching.
Since his ordination in 1989, Fr. Peter has developed numerous social and spiritual programs focused on young adult ministry. He has served in several Boston area parishes, especially St. Cecilia Church in the Back Bay and Our Lady of Sorrows in Sharon. He was assistant chaplain at Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University and with the other chaplains he developed programs promoting interreligious dialogue.
Since moving to Austin in 2012, he has worked to promote the Catholic and Holy Cross identity and charism of St. Edward’s University, a Holy Cross university founded in 1885. In particular, he co-chairs the Holy Cross Initiative team, a collaborative effort between Campus Ministry and Student Affairs for ongoing staff development in the area of mission integration.