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La Salle President ‘Brother Mike’ Retires

Brother Michael J. McGinnis. (Credit: La Salle University)

Brother Michael J. McGinnis. (Credit: La Salle University)

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Brother Michael McGinniss ends his 15 year term as La Salle University’s President tomorrow.

A native of Philadelphia, Brother McGinniss returned in 1999 to take the helm of a college in need of stable leadership. He thought 10 years would do it, but served five more, adding programs and facilities.

He says he wanted La Salle to grow as a neighbor and looked across town for inspiration.

“The attention that the city was giving to Penn’s efforts to stimulate its neighborhood, to grow in a way that was synergistic with the economy. I wanted to take a page out of that book and apply it to La Salle and I think in many ways we’ve done that.”

And he’s ready to share the credit, “I’ve had great partners.”

Brother Mike, as he’s called, plans to take some time off, travel to Asia in the fall and then buff up his teaching skills and return to the classroom at La Salle.

The University has hired an interim president while it conducts a broad search for a permanent replacement.

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