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

MEMPHIS — The installation of John T. (Jack) Shannon Jr. as the 23rd president of Christian Brothers University will take place on Friday, October 4 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Avenue. Delegates from U.S. universities will join CBU faculty, trustees, and members of the University community — including the De La Salle Christian Brothers — in procession at the formal academic ceremony.

The installation will begin with a Celebratory Mass at 1:00 p.m. The Most Reverend David P. Talley, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, will officiate. Following the ceremony, guests are invited to a reception in Marian Hall at the Cathedral.

To celebrate CBU’s Lasallian heritage, excellence in education, and commitment to service, the University has planned a series of Inauguration Week activities including a CBU Day of Service, a Festival of Ideas by faculty and student presenters, and an Inauguration lecture on the future of higher education by John Fry, president of Drexel University and former president of Franklin and Marshall College. The week’s events will culminate with the Bell Tower Gala on Saturday, October 5 at the Guest House at Graceland.

More information, including how to register, is available on the University website at

Posted by Cory Dugan at 1:30 PM