Saint Mary’s President Brother Ronald Gallagher was recently elected to a three-year term (2012-2015) to serve on the Board of Administration of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).
The IFCU is made up of representatives of 200 Catholic universities and Catholic institutions of higher education from around the world. Its mission is to assist the leaders of Catholic universities in fulfilling the mission and purposes of their institutions and defining their priorities in the contemporary global context, especially as stewards of the Catholic intellectual tradition. It also represents Catholic universities within international organizations and associations and builds bridges between the Church and society, especially in pluralistic cultures where Christians are a minority.
“Given the extent of Lasallian universities across the world,” said Brother Ronald, “I see this as an opportunity to provide links and resources to other Catholic institutions of higher education around the globe.”
The IFCU has its legal headquarters in the Vatican City and is administered in Paris, France. It was created by the Holy See in 1948 and was recognized by Pope Pius XII in 1949. In 1967, it was recognized as an international nongovernmental organization by the United Nations.
View a list of the IFCU Board of Administration members.