Lewis University was named Village of Romeoville 2011 Large Business of the Year at the annual State of the Village address. Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Lewis University President, accepted the award from Mayor John Noak.
Mayor Noak cited many improvements of the University during the course of the year that signified a commitment to progress and commitment to the community. Some of the accomplishments which he mentioned included: construction of a multi-million dollar Science Center which will be LEED certified; conclusion of a major capital campaign; Lewis named Tree Campus USA University by Arbor Day Foundation; opened a campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico; initiated an aviation academy with the City Colleges of Chicago and the City of Chicago Department of Aviation for the Air Traffic Control Management and Aviation Administration programs; construction of a multi-purpose athletic and recreation stadium; and completion of a major bond program with the Village of Romeoville.
“Partnership means a great deal to us. Community means a great deal to us. We are proud to be partners in building community and in improving the quality of life for the community,” said Brother James.