Fr. Monan Receives Award

University Chancellor J. Donald Monan, SJ, was honored recently by The Partnership Inc. for his work with the organization during its first decade as a resource for corporations to recruit professionals of color.

Fr. Monan - who is the organization's director emeritus - was recognized formally at The Partnership's 10th anniversary celebration Nov. 18 in the Four Seasons Hotel, along with three other contributors: former Bank of Boston Chairman Richard Hill; Northeastern University Dean and Affirmative Action Director Ellen Jackson; and Boston Foundation President and CEO Anna Faith Jones.

Among his other efforts with The Partnership, Fr. Monan was instrumental in helping develop its flagship initiative, the Boston Fellows Program, which helps attract management-level professionals of color to the Boston area. Corporate membership has grown more than 75 percent, and corporate sponsors in the program report they have retained more than 70 percent of participants.

Appearing at the celebration, which was titled "Share Knowledge - Untie the Wisdom Knot," was Partnership President and CEO Benaree Wiley, a University trustee. The event's co-chairs included another trustee, Bell Atlantic Senior Vice President Wayne A. Budd.

-Sean Smith

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