Join us in celebrating the Presidential Inauguration of David L. Archer, Christian Brothers University’s 24th president, through a variety of events from Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19, 2022.


David L. Archer was appointed President of Christian Brothers University by the Board of Trustees on April 26, 2022. His Presidential Inauguration will be held on November 19, 2022 — the 151st anniversary of the founding of CBU.

Archer was a full-time Associate Professor in the CBU School of Business and the Director of the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (HMBA) program since 2017, and was appointed Interim President in November 2021. Prior to joining CBU, Archer was CEO at St. Francis Healthcare in Memphis from 1997 to his retirement in 2016, during which time he oversaw the additions to the healthcare system of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, the Heart & Vascular Center, and the physician-practice entity, Saint Francis Medical Partners. Before his tenure at St. Francis, he served as CEO or administrator of hospitals and healthcare centers in Missouri, California, Texas, Florida, and Arkansas.

President Archer and his wife Erin met in New York City in the 1980s while working for Covenant House, a lay Catholic community that serves homeless and trafficked children. They have three sons — John, Greg, and James — and a daughter, Mary.

Well Wishes Submit your well wishes to President David Archer as he begins service as CBU’s next president.

Presidential Inauguration Event Schedule

Thursday, November 17 

Me & You for CBU: A Day of Service 
1:00 – 4:00 pm | Meet in Sabbatini Lounge

In the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the CBU community is asked to spend time giving back during this weekend of celebration. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to sign up for one of many projects around campus that will help one other and our entire CBU community.  Wear a CBU t-shirt, and come lend a hand! 

Project sign-ups are included in the below link. Sign up to participate in our Day of Service to give back in celebration of our new President!


CBU Women’s Basketball Game
5:00 pm | Canale Arena | CBU vs. Delta State University

Come cheer on the Lady Bucs with your CBU family after a day of service.

Friday, November 18

CBU Birthday Bash Celebration
1:00 pm | CBU Campus, Boshwit Courtyard

A celebration of CBU’s 151st birthday will be held in conjunction with the Presidential Inauguration — featuring music by Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, food trucks and treats by Aramark Dining Services, inflatables, mini-golf, cornhole, Giant Jenga, spikeball, caricature artists, beer and wine for those over 21, and a huge birthday cake!


Saturday, November 19

Celebratory Mass and Installation Ceremony 
1:00 pm | St. Peter Catholic Church | 190 Adams Ave. at B.B. King Blvd.


The Presidential Inauguration of David L. Archer as the 24th president of Christian Brothers University will take place on Saturday, November 19 at St. Peter Catholic Church — which welcomed the De La Salle Christian Brothers to Memphis and to their parish when our university was founded in 1871. Delegates from other U.S. universities will join CBU faculty, trustees, and members of the University community – including the De La Salle Christian Brothers — in procession during the formal academic portion of the Presidential Inauguration ceremony.

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Christian Brothers University | Buckman Hall | 650 S East Parkway, Memphis TN


Live Stream the Presidential Inauguration

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