Former Regis University President Sheeran receives national award

February 01, 2017

Former Regis University President Fr. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., was named the Hesburgh Award recipient at the 2017 Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) Annual Meeting on Jan. 28 in Washington, D.C.

To see a tribute video Regis put together on Fr. Sheeran and the Hesburgh Award, click here.

The award is the ACCU’s oldest honor, named for former University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., and given out since 1982.

Sheeran, who is the president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, was Regis’ president from 1993 to 2012. Prior to that he was the academic vice president of the University from 1983-1992.

The award is given to those who meet the following criteria:

•  Has made outstanding contributions to Catholic higher education

•  Has rendered extended service to Catholic higher education

•  Normally has been employed at a Catholic college or university but is not currently serving as a president (unless retirement is anticipated within the current academic year)

•  Has contributed to Catholic higher education beyond service rendered to a particular institution.