Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC, a member of the Board of Trustees at La Salle Academy, recently received the prestigious Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Award from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU). Brother Thomas was the president of Manhattan College from 1987 to 2009.
Named in honor of the influential former Notre Dame President, the award is typically given to a former college president who has made outstanding contributions to Catholic higher education through service and academic work.
As Manhattan College’s 18th president, Brother Thomas helped the College increase its enrollment by 120 percent with a 100-point increase in SAT scores, while achieving accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Before his time at Manhattan College, Brother Thomas served as vice chancellor and chief executive officer at Bethlehem University in Palestine.