John J. Neuhauser ’64, Ph.D., president of Saint Michael’s College, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at Manhattan College’s Fall Honors Convocation on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers. The event is part of a weeklong celebration marking the installation of Dr. Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., as Manhattan’s 19th president.
During the ceremony, nearly 150 seniors will be recognized for their academic excellence and inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest college-wide honor society. Induction into Epsilon Sigma Pi is considered the highest scholastic honor that can be earned by a Manhattan College student.
A native of New York City, Neuhauser earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Manhattan and master’s and doctorate degrees in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was appointed to the presidency of Saint Michael’s as of Aug. 1, 2007.
Prior to St. Michael’s, Neuhauser established a distinguished career at Boston College, where he served as chair of the computer sciences department (1972-1979); dean and professor of the Carroll School of Management (1977-1999); and as academic vice president and dean of faculties (1999-2005). In his six years as academic vice president, he was responsible for leadership of the faculty in seven schools and colleges, comprising 670 full-time and nearly 400 part-time faculty members. During that time, grant funding doubled to more than $40 million per year, and undergraduate applications increased by 50 percent.
Neuhauser also serves on the boards of several for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations in the financial services and health care sectors.