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Christian Brothers University Commits to Living Wage for Employees

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces that the Board of Trustees of the university approved a plan at its October 28 meeting to bring all CBU employees to a living wage of $15 an hour. “Christian Brothers University’s values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, who advocated education for the poor,” said Jack Shannon, president of CBU. “Thus, a just and living wage for our employees is in line... Read More
at Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CBU Celebrates the Inauguration of Jack Shannon as the University’s 23rd President

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University will celebrate the inauguration of Jack Shannon as its 23rd president throughout the week of September 29 - October 5. Members from all parts of the CBU community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—will join together for various events to welcome President Shannon to the CBU family. To celebrate CBU’s Lasallian heritage, excellence in education, and commitment to service, the University has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 4, 2019

Jack Shannon Named 23rd President of Christian Brothers University

MEMPHIS – The Christian Brothers University Board of Trustees today announced that Jack Shannon has been selected as the 23rd president of Christian Brothers University (CBU).  Shannon is a distinguished higher education leader with many years of experience directing not only academic and student-centered initiatives but also public/private partnerships focused on economic development in some of the most economically-challenged communities in the country. Shannon comes to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CBU President Named “Outstanding Executive Leader” by Memphis Fundraising Professionals

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), will be honored as the “Outstanding Executive Leader” by the  Association of Fundraising Professionals  (Memphis Chapter)  at its annual  National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards  on November 13 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CBU Once Again Highly Rated by U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes in Annual College Rankings

University also named a “College of Distinction” and cited for value and high alumni salaries 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 again ranked among the top  Southern Regional Universities ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Joseph Turek Named Dean of CBU School of Business

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) vice president for academics and student life, Paul A. Haught, has announced the appointment of Joseph H. Turek as dean of CBU’s School of Business effective June 1. Turek comes to CBU from Lynchburg College in Virginia where he served as dean of the School of Business and Economics (SOBE) from 2007 to 2017 after serving as director of the Walter G. Mason Center for Business and Economic Research. “We are very... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Earnest Duffie Joins CBU as Director of Human Resources

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is pleased to announce the selection of Earnest Duffie as its Director of Human Resources. Duffie is a native of Memphis and brings over 20 years of human resources and leadership experience. He began his career in the US Army and has served in various human resources roles for industry-leading companies such as AutoZone, Coca-Cola, International Paper, and Time Warner. Duffie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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

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