SJC Announces Appointment of S. Elizabeth Hill as President Emerita

November 10, 2014 BK LI

Brooklyn and Patchogue, N.Y. – November 10, 2014 – The Board of Trustees at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the appointment of S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D., as president emerita effective immediately. S. Elizabeth retired as president of SJC in June 2014 after serving 17 years in the position.

“After a unanimous vote, the Board has appointed S. Elizabeth as president emerita of SJC in recognition of her extraordinary service to the College as its former president,” said SJC President Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D. “S. Elizabeth is a valued member of the College, and we thank her for her continued leadership. I look forward to working together to achieve great things in the future.”

As SJC approaches its centennial year in 2016, S. Elizabeth will play an integral role in helping to drive the mission and core foundations of the College through service and leadership. In this capacity, her primary responsibilities will include assisting in the areas of fundraising, external relations and special projects for the Office of the President. A magna cum laude alumna of SJC who devoted more than 34 years of service to the College, S. Elizabeth is one of the region’s most influential women and has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her leadership and lifelong dedication to the field of education.

“I am grateful to Dr. Calareso and the Board for the opportunity to continue my relationship with the College,” said S. Elizabeth. “I look forward to staying connected to alumni and friends in a meaningful way in the future.”

Since 1916, St. Joseph’s College has been guided by five core pillars: intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, integrity and service. Over the next year, these five core values will come alive through a series of events and projects leading up to the centennial year. Each event will celebrate one of these five values, and the generations of SJC alumni and friends who live out these values every day.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.