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New faces join Board of Trustees

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By Hannah Legacy

Contributing Writer

Four new members have been added to St. Bonaventure University’s Board of Trustees, to serve three-year terms, which started Sept. 16.

Michael Anderson, Esq., ‘77, has a background in business, specifically in accounting. Previously, he served as the vice president and treasurer of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and as a senior tax manager at Pricewaterhouse Cooper.

Fr. Linh Hoang, O.F.M., Ph.D., is an author of books and published articles, including “Rebuilding Religious Experience: Vietnamese Refugees in America.” He received his doctorate in theology from Fordham University.

Ann Swan is the executive director of the William E. and Ann L. Swan Foundation. She’s a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo and was a physical education teacher for 29 years. She’s been recognized for her volunteer work.

Lastly, Fr. Dan Horan, O.F.M., Ph.D., has written numerous books and scholarly articles. He received his doctorate in theology from Boston College and he graduated from St. Bonaventure with a bachelor’s degree in theology and a minor in journalism and mass communication. Two of his brothers are also St. Bonaventure alumni, who graduated in 2007 and 2017.

There is no one set of credentials the trustees must have, as shown by the plethora of backgrounds in the four new trustees. In fact, Fr. Dan, ‘05, said that more diversity among the board was beneficial.

“Each of the four new trustees bring unique insights and experience to SBU, which brings new perspectives, discussion and resources to the university,” said Fr. Dan.

The board of trustees governs and runs the university, along with President Dennis DePerro, Ph.D., and his cabinet. Changes in the board of trustees can affect the lives of students, but Fr. Dan said that this change is for the better.

“I think it’s always good for the students and the whole SBU community when new trustees cycle onto the board,” said Fr. Dan. “Each bring unique insights and experience to SBU.”

With these sets of experience and know-how, the new board members are ready to serve the university.

“I know I speak for my three colleagues who joined with me when I say that we’re excited to work with Dr. DePerro and the whole SBU community,” said Fr. Dan.

Fr. Dan is excited to give back to the Bona’s community after his 12 years of being an alumnus.

“St. Bonaventure University has been good to me and my family, and I want to return the favor,” said Fr. Dan.

In this spirit of giving back to the SBU community, Fr. Dan also wanted to make students aware that they can connect with him on social media @DanHoranOFM.


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