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Saint Anselm College has selected Dr. Joseph A. Favazza to serve as its 11th president, effective July 15, 2019.  

Dr. Favazza comes to Saint Anselm College from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, where he has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2012. Under his leadership, Stonehill restructured the academic program into two schools, the Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences and the Leo J. Meehan School of Business, as well as developed and launched targeted graduate programs.

Prior to his current role at Stonehill, Dr. Favazza served as Dean of General Education, overseeing a new core curriculum and interdisciplinary programs, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. He was a tenured Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as the Director of the “Search for Values” Program for Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Dr. Favazza received his B.A. from St. Meinrad College, a Benedictine college in Indiana. He studied theology at St. Michael’s College in Toronto before completing an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Jackie Milder led this search with Leslie McCarthy and Katie Stellato.


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