Niagara Gazette


July 30, 2013

Father Levesque honored by Niagara University before heading out to St. John's post


Niagara Gazette — Maher studied at St. John's and, once ordained, was hired at the school. He was serving as executive vice president for mission and student service for the university when he interviewed at Niagara for the position. Essentially, the two schools have traded leadership, at least short-term.

Still, on his final day in Lewiston, Levesque had an opportunity to sit back, greet his friends he's made over his long tenure and remember what it was about the community which he loves the most.

He's most thankful for his opportunities he's realized while on campus, he said. It's all experiences he said have left him fulfilled. It's the perfect feeling for transitioning to another part of life.

"I came to Niagara in 1970 and I did whole variety of things," he said. "I served as a teacher, a dean of one of the colleges here, I served on the board of trustees. And I was asked to serve as president of Niagara. I've come to know Niagara very, very well. I've come to know the people here very well. I've been very happy here and well accepted. I feel fulfilled."

Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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