Alvernia's Godfrey appointed Exec. Director of Franciscan College Association



Alvernia Dean and theology professor Dr. Kevin Godfrey has been named Executive Director of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) effective July 1. The AFCU is the national organization for Franciscan higher education with 22 member institutions.  Dr. Godfrey will complete his term as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Alvernia in June and will then return to the full-time faculty, where he is a valued teacher-scholar in theology, using released time to perform his AFCU responsibilities.
Dr. Godfrey succeeds Sr. Gabrielle Kowalski, Ph.D., the AFCU’s first director. With Dr. Godfrey’s appointment, the national office of the AFCU will move from Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) to Alvernia, and will continue to support the association’s member institutions.  
According to the AFCU, Dr. Godfrey was selected for the role based his academic and administrative credentials as well as his expertise in Franciscan studies. Click here to visit Dr. Godfrey's faculty web page. As executive director, he will work with the AFCU Board, including Alvernia Trustee Sr. Margaret Carney, president of St. Bonaventure University, to chart the strategic direction for the organization. As an advisory board member and regular contributor for the AFCU journal, A Franciscan Perspective in Higher Education, Dr. Godfrey will continue to pursue his scholarship in Franciscan Studies, while ensuring it informs his teaching on Alvernia’s campus.
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