Canisius Celebrates Inauguration of 24th President

October 16, 2010 Updated Oct 16, 2010 at 10:21 AM EDT

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Canisius Celebrates Inauguration of 24th President

October 16, 2010 Updated Oct 16, 2010 at 10:21 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - John J. Hurley is officially the 24th President of Canisius College. The school held an inauguration ceremony at the Koessler Athletic Center at 11 Saturday morning.

The festivities began with the pageantry of a robed academic procession. The procession was led by bagpipers and included delegates from colleges and universities across the country, members of the Canisius College Board of Trustees and Board of Regents, faculty and administrators along with student representatives of Canisius College.

There were a number of distinguished speakers including Rev. Edward Kmicc, bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo; Rev. David Ciancimino, Provincial for the New York Province of the Society of Jesus; Rep. Brian Higgins, 27th Congressional District of New York; Hon. Byron Brown, Mayor of Buffalo; and Hon. Marta Moszczenska, Consul General of Canada.