Fr. Reginald Redlon

15th President

1967-72

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    Fr. Reginald Redlon was born on January 10, 1922 in Westbrook, Maine, right outside Portland. He went to Westbrook High School and eventually in 1943 entered the Franciscan order in Callicoon, New York. Fr. Reginald served St. Bonaventure as an instructor of philosophy and prefect of discipline at Christ the King Seminary after his ordination in 1949.  He went to further his studies in Paris and the University of Friedsburg, Switzerland before receiving his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Louvain in 1955.  

    He was rector and superior at St. Francis College from 1961 until 1967, at which time he was appointed president of  St. Bonaventure University. Throughout his term as president Fr. Reginald made several contributions to make St. Bonaventure what it is today. He oversaw the creation of the Faculty Senate along with increasing the number of faculty members with terminal degrees. During his five years in office he was able to increase contributed funds and was able to renovate several buildings.  Fr. Reginald also added laymen to the Board of Trustees which up until this time had all been members of the order. He took the time to completely revise the Administrative handbook and began granting college sabbaticals.  Fr. Reginald was, and will be remembered as, a true St. Bonaventure man. 

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Biographical Information:

NAME: REDLON, REGINALD (FR) (OFM)

DATE OF BIRTH: 1922-01-10

PLACE OF BIRTH: PORTLAND, ME

RECEPTION INTO ORDER: 1943-08-12

ORDINATION DATE: 1949-06-11

WHERE ORDAINED: WASHINGTON, D.C.

SERVED AT SBU: 1950-1951\1967-1972

SERVED AS PRES.: 1967-1972

SERVED ELSEWHERE: PHIL PROF RYE BEACH AND ST FRANCIS COLLEGE

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: GRADUATED SBU 1946\ RECEIVED DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE FROM UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN IN BELGIUM 1955

LOCATION OF PHOTOS: ARCHIVES, FOUNDERS ROOM

Bibliography:

Bonalumnus, August 1973, Pg. 2

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This page was created by Kevin Lawless as part of an internship during the Fall 2004 semester.  Any changes, other than minor editing, are noted at the bottom of the page.

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Last updated:  03/02/06

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