Brother James Gaffney, FSC, former president of Lewis University, was honored by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) with the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC Award on February 6, 2021. The award, named after the late president of the University of Notre Dame, is given to an individual for their contributions to Catholic higher education.
The award was presented to Brother James during the 2021 Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities virtual meeting, themed “What We’ve Learned: Catholic Higher Education for a World on the Verge.”
Brother James served at Lewis University for 40 years until he retired in 2016. During his years of service at Lewis, he showed support for the promotion of scholarship, innovative academic offerings, outstanding teaching, academic success and educating the whole person. Brother James has also had a significant impact on the wider Catholic higher education community.