Manhattan College’s President Recognized by the Irish Voice Newspaper

The Irish Voice newspaper will recognize Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, as one of the top figures in education with an Irish heritage at an awards ceremony on Dec. 14 at the home of Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny.

The Irish Voice newspaper will recognize Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College, as one of the top figures in education with an Irish heritage at an awards ceremony on Dec. 14 at the home of Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny. O’Donnell was named to the Irish Education 100 list along with other significant educational leaders in North America, and the Irish Voice will feature all honorees in a special edition of the newspaper on Dec. 14.

“Manhattan College has a long and rich history of service to the Irish community in New York, and I am honored to be part of the Irish Education 100 list,” O’Donnell said. 

As the 19th president of Manhattan College, assuming the role on July 1, 2009, O’Donnell came to the College after five years of service as the dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University. In addition, he spent 17 years at Loyola University Maryland, where he was a professor of English and, from 1999-2004, director of the university-wide honors program.

O’Donnell is currently on the board of trustees at La Salle University and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu), and has served as a board member for the Lilly Fellows Program and for Collegium, a consortium of Catholic universities that strives to strengthen faculty understanding of and participation in the mission of Catholic higher education.