Dean Hennessy Receives Pro Universitate Medal

Along with the academic degrees conferred as part of its 170th Commencement, Fordham gave an entirely new award to two academic leaders in honor of their rare and extraordinary service to the University.

James Hennessy, PhD, dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), received the Pro Universitate Medal from Joseph M. McShane, SJ, president of Fordham, at the GSE diploma ceremony, held May 16 at the Rose Hill Gym.

Hennessy, who has served Fordham for 41 years, is stepping down after 10 years as dean of GSE and returning to its faculty; the new dean, Virginia Roach, EdD, takes office in July.

Dean Hennessy has “been a steady hand and a wise leader, especially in times of great challenge,” Father McShane said.

Read the full story at Fordham News.

James Hennessy PhD Fordham Photo by Bruce Gilbert

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