On Friday, April 4, 2014, Niagara University, a university recognized nationally for its academic excellence and its commitment to service, will officially inaugurate the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., as its 26th president.
Mark your calendars to join the faculty, staff, administration, students, alumni, elected officials, and leaders from the Western New York business community for this historic event at Niagara University.
Please note that some events require pre-registration. To register, click on the name of the event, which will take you to a signup form (when applicable).
Niagara University employees are encouraged to register via myNU.
Tuesday, April 1
Community Open House | 3-5 p.m. | Center for Career and Service Learning
Presidential Dinner Hosted by the Niagara University Student Government Association | 5 p.m. | Clet Hall
Wednesday, April 2
National Alumni Tour with Fr. Maher in Buffalo | 6 p.m. | AcQua Restaurant
Thursday, April 3
Featuring the Very Rev. G. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission
- Dottie Gallagher-Cohen. President and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
- Patrick Whalen, Chief Operating Officer, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
- Howard Zemsky, Managing Partner, Taurus Capital Partners LLC
- Timothy Downs, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Niagara University
- Hon. Paul Dyster, Mayor of the City of Niagara Falls
Friday, April 4
- Most Reverend Richard Joseph Malone, Presider
- Rev. John T. Maher, C.M., Homilist
Inaugural Reception | 5:30 p.m. | Castellani Art Museum
Saturday, April 5
Special Olympics Competition | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Kiernan Center
Sunday, April 6
Scholarship/Donor Mass | 11 a.m. | Alumni Chapel
Scholarship/Donor Brunch | 12:30 p.m. | Castellani Art Museum
Reception for Guests of Heart, Love & Soul Art Exhibition | 2-4 p.m. | Castellani Art Museum
If you would like to be a sponsor for the inaugural ceremony, please complete the sponsorship registration form.
As part of the inauguration of the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Sheraton at the Falls (300 3rd Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14303). The rooms are available for April 2-4 at a rate of $119 per night. To reserve your room, please call 716.285.3361 and tell them you are with the Father Maher Inauguration group. Click here to register online.