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educator, university chancellor

Born: Blasdell, New York    
Parents: Edward and Mary Gertrude (Ward) Monan    
Entered into the Society of Jesus, September 1942; ordained to the priesthood June, 1955
A.B., Woodstock (Maryland), 1948; Ph.L., Woodstock, 1949; S.T.L., Woodstock, 1956; Ph.D., University of Louvain (Belgium), 1959; postdoctoral research at Oxford, Paris and Munich.
Associations of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 1996 - 97 Interim President
Boston College 1996 - Chancellor
  1972 - 96 President
Le Moyne College (N.Y.) 1970 Acting President
  1968 - 72 Vice President
  1968 - 72 Academic Dean
  1961-69 Chairman, Philosophy Department
  1960-68 Instructor to Professor
St. Peter's College (N.J.) 1949-52 Instructor
Author: "Higher Education and Moral Choices in the 80's," Liberal Education, Volume 65, No. 2, 1979.
  Moral Knowledge and Its Methodology in Aristotle, Clarendon: Oxford, 1968.
Co-author: A Prelude to Metaphysics, Prentice-Hall, 1967
  The Philosophy of Human Knowing, Newman Press, 1952; and of various articles.
Participant in former international meetings of Symposium Aristotelicum.
Honorary Degrees: L.H.D., St. Michael’s College, 2004
  L.H.D., Xavier University, 2001
  L.H.D., Western New England College, 2000
  LL.D., University of Massachusetts Boston, 1997
  LL.D., Boston College, 1996
  LL.D., National University of Ireland, 1991
  LL.D., Loyola University of Chicago, 1987
  L.H.D., University of Massachusetts, 1984
  LL.D., Harvard University, 1982
  L.H.D., Northeastern University, 1975
  L.H.D., New England School of Law, 1975
  L.H.D., St. Joseph's College, 1973
  L.H.D., Le Moyne College, 1973
Trusteeships: Boston College, 1972-96
  WGBH Educational Foundation, 1972-96; Executive Committee, 1992-96;
Trustee Emeritus, 1996-
  Boston Plan for Excellence in Public Schools, 1994-98
  Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, 1983-86
  Canisius College, 1976-82
  Fordham University, 1969-75
  Le Moyne College, 1961-69; 1995-2004; Executive Committee, 1995-2004
  Jean R. Yawkey Foundation (Yawkey Foundation II), 2002-2005
Directorships: United States Naval Academy Foundation, 1998-2003
  Massachusetts Governor's International Trade Advisory Board, 1992
  Sr. Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation, 1989;
Executive Committee, 1991-96
  Council for Aid to Education, 1985-96; Executive Committee, 1987-96
  The Partnership, 1984-94
  First National and Bank of Boston Corporations, 1976-96
  Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, 1972-96; Chairman, 1983-86
  Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts,
Chairman, 1977-78; Executive Committee, 1988-91
  Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, 1983-85
  National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 1981-84; Chairman, 1983-84
  Institute for European Studies, 1979-82
  Georgetown University, 1978-84
Other Service: Archbishop Law Committee for Organizational Study, 1986-88
  Bishops and Presidents' Committee, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities,
  Boston 2000 Millennium Commission, Working Group on Education, Co-Chair, 1997-98
  Boston Higher Education Partnership, Executive Committee, 1988-96
  Boston Plan for Excellence, Board of Overseers, 1994-
  Boston United Way, Educational Division Chairman, 1974, 1985
  Challenge to Leadership, Steering and Executive Committees, 1987-98
  Committee to Review and Implement the Apostolic Constitution, "Ex Corde Ecclesiae," 1991-2001
  Goals for Boston, Steering Committee, 1982-86
  Harvard Board of Overseers, Committee to Visit Graduate School of Business Administration, 1987-93
  The Massachusetts Summit: The Promise of Our Youth, Co-Chair, 1997
  Massachusetts Board of Regents of Higher Education, Task Force on Student Financial Aid, 1987-88
  Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Committee of Distinguished Visitors, 1998
  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Committee to Study the Code of Judicial Conduct, 1998-2004
  The National Mentoring Partnership, Board member, 1991-
  National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, Board member, 2003-
  One to One|The Mass Mentoring Partnership, Co-Chair, 1992-2001;
Leadership Council, 2001-
  National Collegiate Athletic Association, Presidents Commission, 1984-88
  Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, Advisory Board, 1990-2001
  Steering Committee of College Presidents under Phase II of the Court-Ordered Desegregation of the Boston Public Schools System, Chairman, 1975-77
  Visiting Committee on Management in the Massachusetts Courts, Chair, 2002-2003
  Massachusetts Commission on Public Council Services, 2004-2005
Awards and Honors: The Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Award, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 2002
  Fifty Who Made A Difference Award, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, 2001
  Theodore L. Storer Memorial Award for Community Service, Boy Scouts of America,2001
  Rev. Raymond J. Callahan, S.J. Service Award; Nativity Preparatory School, 1999
  Labouré Medal; Labouré College, 1997
  Por Cristo Award; Por Cristo, 1997
  Torch of Leadership Award; Boston Citizen Seminars, Associated Industries of Massachusetts,1997
  Distinguished American Award; The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, 1996
  Elizabeth Ann Seton Award; The National Catholic Educational Association, 1996
Memberships: Massachusetts Historical Society
  Metaphysical Society of America
  Jesuit Philosophical Association
  Society of Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy