John Tully, chairman of the St. Francis College Board of Trustees, announced the passing of President Brendan Dugan on Dec. 18 and the appointment of Dr. Timothy J. Houlihan as interim president.
“Dr. Houlihan has served St. Francis College for almost 20 years and has proven himself to be a strong academic leader with a clear vision and a belief in the college’s mission to provide a high-quality, affordable education, based on Franciscan values,” said Tully. “We are confident in Dr. Houlihan’s ability to keep the college moving forward and to assure the entire St. Francis community of a smooth transition as we begin our search for a new president.”
Dr. Houlihan joined St. Francis College in 1999 as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History.
Dr. Houlihan shared his comments on the passing of President Dugan and his appointment.
“Brendan was a beloved president and a transformational leader. He did an outstanding job over the past eight years positioning St. Francis College for an amazing future. We worked hand in hand to bring many of his new ideas to St. Francis College and I am honored to be able to continue our work and maintain our positive momentum.”
Standing O offers condolences to the family and St. Francis College on the passing of President Dugan and welcomes Dr. Houlihan into the new position.
St. Francis College [180 Remsen St. at Court Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 522–2300; www.sfc.edu].