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St. Bonaventure president tests positive for COVID-19

St. Bonaventure names DePerro new university president
Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 21:00:33-05

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — St. Bonaventure University President Dr. Dennis DePerro tested positive for COVID-19 on Christmas Eve.

According to a release from the school, DePerro is being treated in the hospital after contracting pneumonia from the virus. He is being treated at a hospital in Syracuse.

“I’ve started to feel better the last couple of days and can’t thank the hospital staff enough for the care I’ve received,” said Dr. DePerro in a release from the school.

The provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Dr. Joseph Zimmer, will temporarily take over the day-to-day leadership of St. Bonaventure.