Past Presidents

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Reverend Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A.

Reverend Edmund J. Dobbin, O.S.A., President Emeritus

Reverend John M. Driscoll, O.S.A.

Reverend Edward J. McCarthy, O.S.A.

Reverend Robert J. Welsh, O.S.A.

Reverend Joseph A. Flaherty, O.S.A.

Reverend John A. Klekotka, O.S.A.

Reverend James A. Donnellon, O.S.A.

Reverend Francis X. N. McGuire, O.S.A.

Reverend Edward V. Stanford, O.S.A.

Reverend James H. Griffin, O.S.A.

Reverend Mortimer A. Sullivan, O.S.A.

Reverend Joseph A. Hickey, O.S.A.

Reverend Francis A. Driscoll, O.S.A.

Reverend James J. Dean, O.S.A.

Reverend Edward G. Dohan, O.S.A.

Reverend Lawrence A. Delurey, O.S.A.

Reverend Francis J. McShane, O.S.A.

Reverend Christopher A. McEvoy, O.S.A.

Reverend Francis M. Sheeran, O.S.A.

Reverend Joseph A. Coleman, O.S.A.

Reverend John J. Fedigan, O.S.A.

Reverend Thomas C. Middleton, O.S.A.

Reverend Thomas Galberry, O.S.A.

Reverend Patrick A. Stanton, O.S.A.

Reverend Ambrose A. Mullen, O.S.A.

Reverend William Harnett, O.S.A.

Reverend Patrick E. Moriarty, O.S.A.

Reverend William Harnett, O.S.A.

Reverend John P. O’Dwyer, O.S.A.

Reverend William Harnett, O.S.A.

Reverend John P. O’Dwyer, O.S.A.

2006-present

1988-2006


1975-1988

1971-1975

1967-1971

1965-1967

1959-1965

1954-1959

1944-1954

1932-1944

1926-1932

1925-1926

1924-1925

1920-1924

1917-1920

1910-1917

1895-1910

1894-1895

1890-1894

1886-1890

1880-1886

1878-1880

1876-1878

1872-1876

1869-1872

1865-1869

1855-1857

1851-1855

1850-1851

1848-1850

1847-1848

1843-1847

photo of Revs. Peter M. Donohue O.S.A., Edmund J. Dobbin, O.S.A., President Emeritus, and John M. Driscoll, O.S.A.
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A, current president of Villanova University, standing next to Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, O.S.A., President Emeritus (1988-2006), and Rev. John M. Driscoll, O.S.A. (1975-1988) seated.