Today, I released a statement on the retirement announcement of Father Donald Harrington, the President of St. John’s University.
Here is the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 3, 2013
STATEMENT BY CARDINAL DOLAN ON THE RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT BY FATHER DONALD HARRINGTON, PRESIDENT OF ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
Father Harrington has been a beacon of light for Catholic education in the United States for decades. His leadership and thoughtful planning of growth for one of this country’s largest Catholic universities have brought a very high level of success to the St John’s community. And tens of thousands of students, alumni and faculty have been enriched by his spiritual leadership.
I am delighted to learn that in his retirement Father Harrington will be available to the Church to continue to champion Catholic education. I expect to call on him.