The Rev. Patrick Flanagan, C.M., Ph.D., '87, the Rev. Michael M. Nguyen, C.M., and Charles W. Chiampou, C.P.A., J.D., '76, have been named to the Board of Trustees of Niagara University.
Father Flanagan is an assistant professor in the department of theology and religious studies at St. John's University, while Father Nguyen is rector of the Miraculous Medal House (Vincentian College Seminary) in Jamaica, N.Y. Charles Chiampou is a partner with Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner in Amherst.
"We are very honored that these three gentlemen will be serving Niagara University as trustees," said the Rev. James J. Maher, president of Niagara University. "Each of these men brings a very high level of experience, knowledge and professionalism to Niagara and they will each be a great asset to the university. We look forward to working with them over the coming years to further Niagara's commitment to academic excellence and service to the community in Western New York and around the world."
Father Flanagan graduated magna cum laude from Niagara University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in biology education, and went on to earn a master of divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Huntington) and a Ph.D. in theological ethics from Loyola University of Chicago. His doctoral dissertation was titled "Calling the Sleeper to Awake: The Common Good as an Ethic of Information Technology."
Father Flanagan has been affiliated with St. John's since 2003 as an adjunct faculty member, visiting professor and assistant professor, his current position. His teaching and research interests include distance learning, information technology ethics, marketplace morality, and Catholic social teaching.
From 1994 to 1998, Father Flanagan was an adjunct faculty member at Niagara University, teaching courses in religious studies.
An avid Twitter user, Father Flanagan can be found at @GothamEthicsDoc.