The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center.
The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service.
Members of the Vincentian community, as well as elected officials and delegates representing fellow academic institutions joined the NU community in commemorating the occasion.
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., NU’s 25th president and interim president of St. John’s University, conducted the investiture of Father Maher.
After expressing his gratitude to the more than 1,100 in attendance, Father Maher outlined his vision for the 158-year-old Catholic and Vincentian institution.