Today, Feb. 20, is Presidents’ Day. As part of Villanova’s Demisemiseptcentennial (175th Anniversary), we are honoring the University’s presidents. A series of banners along campus walkways documents Villanova’s presidents, beginning in front of SAC with the Rev. John P. O’Dwyer, OSA, our first and third president, and ending with the current president, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. On one side is an image of the president and on its reverse is a brief biography except for Father Peter’s as shown below.
The Creative Services team, led by its director, Bernadette Dierkes, designed the banners using source materials provided by Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator. Christine F. (Chrissy) Quisenberry, Director of Presidential Initiatives and Events and a member of the 175th Anniversary Committee, directed the placement of the banners.
Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.