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St. Bonaventure University Welcomes Four  to Board of Trustees

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St. Bonaventure University has welcomed four individuals to its Board of Trustees: Michael Anderson, Esq., ’77; Fr. Linh Hoang, O.F.M., Ph.D.; Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., Ph.D., ’05; and Ann Swan.

 They will serve three-year terms, which began Sept. 16.

 Michael Anderson of Berwyn, Pa., recently retired as vice president and treasurer at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems, headquartered in Exton, Pa. He had been with the company since 1992.

As VP and treasurer, Anderson managed the company’s retirement plan assets, valued at more than $500 million, and was chair of its Investment Committee. Prior to joining West, Anderson was a senior tax manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia.

 Anderson graduated from St. Bonaventure in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He went on to receive his juris doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1980. Anderson has been active as a volunteer with the university Philadelphia Alumni Chapter.

 Anderson and his wife, Monica (McEvoy), a 1978 Bonaventure graduate, have four children. Their daughter Molly received her master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from St. Bonaventure in 2015.

 The Anderson family is originally from Olean. Michael’s father, Dr. Joseph Anderson, was a physician whose patients included university friars and sisters from the Allegany Motherhouse. Seven of the 11 Anderson siblings graduated from St. Bonaventure. Michael has honored his parents with a gift to the university; the prayer room in the new McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry is named in their honor.

 Fr. Linh Hoang, a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province, is an associate professor and chair of the Religious Studies Department at Siena College.

 Fr. Linh has published articles, books and book chapters in the areas of Asian American Catholics, Vietnamese Catholicism, comparative religion, migration, globalization, historical theology, and inter-generational religious practices.

 He is the author of the books “Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories and Visions, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” and “Rebuilding Religious Experience: Vietnamese Refugees in America.”

 Fr. Linh received a Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University, Master of Philosophy in theology from Fordham University, a Master of Divinity in theology from Catholic Theological Union, a Master of Arts in theology from           Catholic Theological Union, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

 Fr. Daniel P. Horan, a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province, is assistant professor of systematic theology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

 He is the author of several books, including the award-winning “The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing.” His latest book, published in 2016, is titled “God Is Not Fair and other Reasons for Gratitude.”

 Fr. Dan is the author of more than 120 popular and scholarly articles; is a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the United States, Canada, and Europe; and has previously taught at Siena College, St. Bonaventure, and in the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College.

 Fr. Dan serves on the Board of Regents of the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, Calif., and previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society, as the Catholic chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and as a columnist for America magazine.

 He received his Ph.D. in theology from Boston College and Master of Divinity and Master of Arts from the Washington Theological Union. Fr. Dan graduated with honors from St. Bonaventure in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in theology and a minor in journalism and mass communication. In addition to several other recognitions, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University of Rutherford, N.J., in 2015.

 Two of his three brothers, Sean, ’07, and Ryan, ’17, are also Bonaventure graduates.

 Ann Swan is executive director of the William E. and Ann L. Swan Foundation and an active volunteer in the Buffalo area. She serves on the boards of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora and YMCA Buffalo Niagara. She is a past board member of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Foundation and Gilda’s Club. She also serves on the advisory board of Hillside Family of Agencies’ Work-Scholarship Connection, which aids at-risk youth.

Swan served on the Board of Trustees at Hilbert College from 2004 until 2017, including as board chair from 2010 until 2013.

She has been honored by her volunteer commitments in the Western New York area, receiving the President’s Medal from Hilbert College, the Bishop’s Medal from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, and the Gaudete Medal from St. Bonaventure.

Swan, who maintains residences in Clarence, N.Y., and Jupiter, Fla., is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo and was a health and physical education teacher in Buffalo Public Schools for 29 years.

The William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center at St. Bonaventure is named for Ann and her late husband, Bill Swan, who was a 1969 graduate and former chairman of the Board of Trustees at the university. Ann Swan was awarded an honorary degree from St. Bonaventure in 2014.

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