The Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, C.M., has been named vice president for university mission and ministry at Niagara University, effective immediately. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university, announced the appointment.
Creagh, who had been serving as Niagara's vice president of campus ministry since August 2011, will be responsible for senior-level supervision of both campus ministry and university mission.
"I often speak about our commitment to our Catholic faith and how important it is to the mission of Niagara University," Maher said. "As a Catholic university, the Office of Campus Ministry and the person who oversees it are critical to our identity and to the special way that we serve our students. I am very pleased to announce that Father Creagh will fulfill this role."
Creagh came to NU from St. John's University where he worked for 10 years in various roles, including associate vice president for international sites and assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement.
This is Creagh's second assignment at Niagara University. From 1996-98, he was a campus minister, during which time he coordinated NU's Community Action Program and provided faculty development for institutional mission and identity. He also coordinated the student retreat program, which addressed the issues of spirituality, human development and community service. In addition, Creagh served as an instructor of religious studies.
Creagh earned a B.S. from St. John's University and two master's degrees from the Immaculate Conception Seminary. He also earned a professional diploma in administration and instructional leadership form St. John's and received his doctorate in the Executive Doctorate Program in Higher Education Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in Philadelphia.
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