The following is an excerpt from a story on Philly.com about Saint Joseph's President Dr. Mark C. Reed. The full story is available following the
Reed, a 43-year-old Huntingdon Valley native, has begun to turn that around, as a shrinking pool of high school graduates fuels more competition in the higher-education market.
He got a boost this month when James J. Maguire and his wife, Frances, donated $50 million, the biggest gift in school history.
In announcing the gift, Maguire cited confidence in Reed; he isn’t alone. Several faculty leaders and administrators, while underscoring challenges that remain, are optimistic about the decisive direction and pace that Reed has set for the Catholic
“I’m not telling you all the tough decisions are done,” said Joseph DiAngelo, dean of the business school. “They’re not. But we’ve made tough decisions, and they’ve gone better than we hoped for.”