J. Donald Monan was born on December 31, 1924, and died on March 18, 2017.
He was the Chancellor of Boston College from 1996 to 2017 and its 24th President from 1972 to 1996—the longest such tenure in the University’s history.
He is a native of Blasdell, New York, he joined the Society of Jesus in 1942.
He earned a bachelor’s degree, a licentiate of philosophy, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology at Woodstock College.
Then, Monan studied at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, where he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy.
Monan was ordained a priest in 1955.
Before becoming President of Boston College, Monan served as Acting President, Vice President, Academic Dean, Chairman of the Philosophy Department, Professor and Instructor at Le Moyne College.
J. Donald Monan passed away at 92 years old.