President’s Report 2020-2021
A Letter from the President
Villanova attracts and forges world changers.
No matter the year. No matter the circumstances. Villanovans ignite change. Even when things are tough—especially when things are tough.
In my President’s Report for 2020–2021, I have chosen to celebrate Villanova students who have taken action during this year when we were told to stay put. These students are creators, connectors and innovators. They have delivered what our community and our world needs—visionary ideas, unwavering commitment, points of connection, moments of levity and joy.
In a year like no other, these students made their mark, leading with vision and purpose.
Ultimately, these stories represent the stories of so many Villanovans who, during this uncertain year, have taken action and have gotten involved.
Again and again, Villanovans adapt, create and innovate. Villanovans ignite change.
Here’s to the change-makers.
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75
“We are an Augustinian community that moves forward, that is not complacent, that believes the best way to improve your own life is by improving the lives of others.”
— The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75