On November 11, the Center for Global Leadership was officially dedicated as the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership. Robert F. “Bob” Moran Jr. ’72 VSB named the Center in honor of his parents at a ceremony held at the O’Dea Terrace Lounge, Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center, Villanova University. The program included remarks by University Provost and former VSB Dean Patrick Maggitti, PhD, and a tribute from long-time friend Al Martinez-Fonts Jr. ’71 CLAS. Center Faculty Director Jonathan Doh, PhD served as the master of ceremonies for the evening. To close the evening, Bob Moran offered a moving commentary detailing his rise from a very humble upbringing and the powerful and positive influence his parents had on his success.
Moran Center for Global Leadership Dedicated at University Celebration
The ceremony was attended by more than 100 family members, friends, faculty, administrators and students. This event kicked off a week-long celebration of the Center’s 10th anniversary and was a fitting way to launch its future trajectory. Dr. Doh remarked, “This ceremony, and the commitment from Bob Moran to Villanova, VSB and the Center for Global Leadership, underscores our positive momentum, growing reputation and influence in the field of global leadership, and the incredible impact a single individual like Bob can have on our community.”