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Ron Brandon Named CFO, Vice President for Administration & Finance

Ron Brandon has been named chief financial officer and vice president for administration & finance for Christian Brothers University (CBU), effective October 11, 2017. Brandon comes to CBU from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, where he currently serves as chief financial officer. Previously, he was the CFO of Memphis-based Protech Systems Group, Inc. for eight years, following a stint in the same role with the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South. “It is with great enthusiasm... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 15, 2017

CBU Ranked Among Top Universities by U.S. News, Forbes, Princeton Review

CBU Ranked in Top Tier of Southern Universities by U.S. News; Also Listed Among the “Best in the Southeast” by Princeton Review and “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) again enjoys top marks on a set of prestigious rankings of colleges and universities, according to recent lists from U.S. News & World Report , Forbes , and the Princeton Review . According to U.S. News & World Report, CBU is once... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 14, 2017

CBU Partners With Memphis Tilth for Local Food

Christian Brothers University and Aramark Food Services are proud to announce a new partnership with Memphis Tilth’s Bring It Food Hub Program , an aggregate distributor of local food, all of which is sourced from over three dozen farms within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. The purchasing agreement, which will increase the amount of locally produced food in CBU’s cafeteria, is an initiative of CBU’s Food Committee , whose vision is a university community committed to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 8, 2017

The Book Thief: Memphis Reads Public Author Events

MEMPHIS — Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis community and celebrated by a month-long series of book-related events including panel discussions, art-related happenings, and film screenings. This year, Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Marcus Zusak as its 2017 community read book. Appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 7, 2017

Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC: 1938-2017

It is with great sadness that we announce that Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC (Physics & Natural Science, Retired) passed away on Sunday, August 20 at age 78, and in the 61st year of his religious profession as a De La Salle Christian Brother. Brother Kevin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1938 and first encountered the Christian Brothers as his teachers at Cretin High School in St. Paul. He entered the Brothers in 1956 and received his BS and MEd degrees at St.... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, August 21, 2017

Choudhary Named to "Women Worth Watching"

MEMPHIS — Dr. Divya Choudhary , director of the Graduate Engineering Program and the STEM Center for Women and Diversity at Christian Brothers University (CBU), has been named as one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching 2017.” The publication’s Summer 2017 issue features profiles of all the honorees. Nominated by their employers, colleagues, and peers, the honorees represent leaders from across the nonprofit, manufacturing, higher... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Billingsley Joins CBU as Vice President for Advancement

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce that Mark Billingsley has joined the University’s executive leadership team as its newest Vice President for Advancement, effective August 15, 2017. Billingsley will be responsible for all of the fund development and unearned revenue-generating strategies for the 146 year-old University, including alumni activities, major gifts, bequest gifts and planned giving, CBU’s annual fund, and grants management.

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Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CBU Receives State Grant to Support Student Veterans

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee that will receive additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that this program, part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, will also help these veterans and service members earn postsecondary degrees. CBU will receive a $27,673 Veteran Reconnect Grant to support programs... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 2017

CBU Appoints New Director of Nursing

MEMPHIS — Dr. Jennifer Hitt has been appointed as director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The director is responsible for overseeing CBU’s RN to BSN program and accreditation, and has the lead role implementing a vision for the program’s sustainability and growth. Dr. Hitt brings a wealth and diversity of experience in nursing and nurse education and has worked in higher education for over a decade. Hitt comes to CBU most recently having... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 2017

Brooks Museum and CBU Featured in Museum Directors Publication

Seniors from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis participate in gallery discussions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, while art therapy students from Christian Brothers University observe. (Photo: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) MEMPHIS —   Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced today that its Art Therapy Access Program is featured in the Association of Art Museum Directors ’ (AAMD’s) latest publication in its  Next Practices ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, June 28, 2017