Brother James Wallace, F.S.C., was recently named to the position of vice president for mission by Manhattan College. With his extensive administrative experience and broad international perspective, Br. James will be in charge of developing and implementing new and existing programs at Manhattan that focus on bringing the College community together to discuss and celebrate its Lasallian tradition.
Prior to this, he served as the assistant vice president for mission. His predecessor, John Wilcox, Ph.D., will continue to work with Br. James as director of Lasallian Studies.
Br. James has worked in education for nearly 50 years, and launched his career in 1960 at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. His educational career at Manhattan started in 1990 as an assistant professor in the school of education. He supervised teachers at the secondary level, as well as administrative interns, and taught many courses, including: School Administration and Supervision; Learning and Teaching Styles; Educational Decision Making and Change; Teaching Reading to Exceptional Students; Human Relations in the Educational Process; and Curriculum Development.
After leaving Manhattan in 1996 for reassignment in Africa, Br. James served as dean of studies at Christ the Teacher College in Nairobi, Kenya, a teacher/member of the school management team at St. Brendan’s Secondary School, and headmaster of LaSalle College in Johannesburg, South Africa. From 2006-2010, Br. James was the auxiliary provincial of the Lwanga District of the De La Salle Brothers, Africa. In this position, he visited 19 schools in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Eritrea, to provide assistance in the form of workshops, evaluation and encouragement.
Br. James earned his B.A. in American History from The Catholic University of America and an M.S. in guidance and counseling from Canisius College. He also completed a doctor of education (Ed. D.) in teaching and curriculum from Syracuse University in 1990 and holds a certificate of advanced studies in reading education and anthropology.