October 11, 2018

My heart is with those who are affected by the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico. We will gather at the Peace Pole this Friday at 12:30 p.m. to offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims of these terrible tragedies.


Regis students at the Museum of Fine Arts in BostonStudents from U.S. literature and U.S. history classes recently completed an assignment at the Museum of Fine Arts. They compared objects from indigenous societies to ones from early colonial society to understand how stories of the past helped create our contemporary world. Sounds interesting! Thanks to professors Julia Lisella and Deborah Breen for organizing the experience.

Congratulations and good luck to the Class of 2022 board members who will be sworn in this weekend: Kevin Dugue, Justice Clancy, Lauren Camella, Joshua Gbedema, and Lourdes Jean-Louis.


The Regis basketball teams pose at the 15th annual Brian J. Honan 5KOur men's and women's basketball teams volunteered at the 15th Annual Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk in Allston last weekend. Thanks to the Coaches Santa Fe, Hager and Assante for their leadership. The Assistant to the GNAC Commissioner expressed how impressed she was with the overall Regis presence and positive attitudes. You can learn about the event and see more photos here.

Congrats to the student athletes who received honors and broke records this week: Kaylee Francis, women's soccer player, was named this week's GNAC Rookie of the Week for the second time this season; Katasha Jarvis, women's tennis player, became our new all-time leader in career singles wins with 46; and Katryna Veasey, women's volleyball player, became the program's career kills leader with her 675th career kill. I'm so proud of you!

The men's tennis team is on a roll with five straight wins! Let's hope they keep it up against Emerson tomorrow. Good luck to the swimming and diving team that opens its season this weekend.

Faculty And Staff

I'm grateful to the Flatley Foundation for donating $100,000 to support our internship program. The Flatley Scholars Program will aid undergraduate students’ participation in off-campus, unpaid internships by providing stipends to those students with demonstrated financial need. Interested students must attend an orientation session on either Friday, Oct. 12 or Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Lauren Bent and Priscilla Boerger at the first annual Women in Leadership: Higher Education conferenceLauren Bent and Priscilla Boerger from the education department were keynote speakers at the first annual Women in Leadership: Higher Education conference at Harvard University. Their presentation, "Women Presidents in Higher Education: Why Mentoring Matters," explores the challenges women have and decisions we have to make as we climb the ranks of leadership.

Ernie Collamati, associate professor of religious studies, recently addressed staff and administration of the Jackson Walnut Park School in Newton on “Mission: Remembering Who We Are.” He also spoke about the matter of priorities at the congregation of St. John Church in Canton. Thanks, Ernie!

Our involvement in NERVANA continues to receive great attention! An article highlighting the partnership, "Academic-Practice Partnership: Benefits and Sustainability of the Northeast Region VA Alliance," is published in the October edition of Journal of Nursing Education.

Photo of Paredea Ximena, Felipe Aguilar, and Pablo Loayza with VPAA Malcolm Asadoorian, Dean Laura Burke, Dean Diane Welsh, Dean Kate Edney, and Associate Professor Manuel CifuentesDavid Crisci, director of the Center for Global Connections, hosted faculty and staff from Universidad de Aysén a couple of weeks ago to discuss various joint collaborations between our schools. A cohort from Regis visited Aysén last January during a trip to Chile and will again in January 2019. Here are Paredea Ximena, Felipe Aguilar, and Pablo Loayza with VPAA Malcolm Asadoorian, Dean Laura Burke, Dean Diane Welsh, Dean Kate Edney, and Associate Professor Manuel Cifuentes.

Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs Saturday October 27 9:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts CenterWe have a great event coming up on Saturday, Oct. 27 sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Community Change, Inc. that I strongly encourage you to attend. Thanks to Michelle Cromwell for her important work to bring activists, leaders, educators, and students together for this symposium on racial justice, equity, and inclusion. For more information and to register, click here.

President's Office

It's been a very busy semester so far full of great events, lectures, and classes! Thank you for all you do to make Regis shine. I hope to see many of you at the 3rd annual Let It Shine Gala next Thursday, Oct.18.

The next issue of President’s Notes will be out October 25.