Diocese Congratulates New DeSales University President

March 17, 2017

Below is the statement of Diocese of Allentown Administrator Reverend Monsignor Alfred A. Schlert on the election of the new president of DeSales University:

 “I congratulate Father James Greenfield on his election as the next President of DeSales University. The Diocese of Allentown and DeSales have had, dating back to its founding more than 50 years ago, a close working relationship. On behalf of the clergy, religious, and lay people of the Diocese of Allentown, I welcome Father Greenfield to the Diocese of Allentown, and I look forward to his continuing the rich history of Catholic fidelity and development of the human person that has distinguished DeSales University.

 In my former role as Vicar General of the Diocese and as a current member of the De Sales Board of Trustees, I have known and collaborated with Father Greenfield in his role as Superior of the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales and a fellow board member. I look forward now to working with him when he becomes President of the University next January.

 I also wish to thank very deeply Father Bernard O'Connor for his 18 years of dedicated service as President of DeSales University.  His commitment to the Catholic identity and the academic excellence of the University has been exemplary.”

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