List of Saint Joseph's University people

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A list of notable alumni, faculty, and benefactors of the Saint Joseph's University.

Notable alumni[edit]

Politics, law, and activism[edit]


  • Brian Duperreault – CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Francis J. Erbrick – EMS Technologies Board of Directors[1]
  • Andrew von Eschenbach – Acting Chairman of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), former Director of the National Cancer Institute, and Director at BioTime, a biotechnology company
  • Robert D. Falese, Jr. – President of the Commercial and Investment Bank, for Commerce Bank Corp.
  • John M. Finlayson – Chairman & CEO, Layered Technologies
  • Michael J. "Mike" Hagan – Former Chairman/CEO of NutriSystem, Inc.; 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year (Forbes Magazine)
  • Daniel J. Hilferty III – President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross.[2]
  • Patrick D. Mahoney – CMO, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers[3]
  • Edward W. Moneypenny – Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of 7-Eleven, Inc.; Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Covanta Energy Corporation; Chief Financial Officer at two former Fortune 500 companies in the energy industry, Florida Progress Corporation and Oryx Energy Corporation; Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since May 2006)
  • Mary Lou Quinlan – Founder and CEO, Just Ask a Woman; author of Just Ask a Woman: Cracking the Code of What Women Want and How They Buy[citation needed]
  • Sister Mary Scullion – Co-founder and executive director, Project H.O.M.E.
  • John W. Smithson – CEO of Pennsylvania Manufacturers Corp.; Senior Vice President/Interim President of Saint Joseph's University



Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]



Saint Joseph's University was technically without a President for a period of months, with Senior Vice President John Smithson serving as interim President of the University. Smithson took on the role when the University's 26th President, Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., stepped down to assume the Presidency at his own alma mater, Creighton University.

On January 24, 2011, the Board of Trustees elected Rev. Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J. as the 27th President of the University, but O'Keefe later had to step down, citing health issues; the University subsequently selected Smithson, a former chair of the Board of Trustees, to serve as Interim President and directed its efforts to a Jesuit-only search. Under Smithson, the University began taking steps to complete its Plan 2020: Gateway to the Future.

On November 10, 2011, the University's Board of Trustees announced that it had selected Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Associate Provost of University Centers at Loyola University Chicago, as the 27th President of the University. Gillespie is a member of the University's Class of 1972 and has served as a trustee since 2006. Gillespie is only the second President to also be an alumnus of the University, the first was Rev. Cornelius Gillespie, S.J., who served from 1900-07, and again from 1908-09. Gillespie was formally presented at a reception on November 11, 2011, and formally assumed the Presidency on July 1, 2012. Until that time, the University announced that John Smithson will continue his role as interim President.[7]

Gillespie was inaugurated in a ceremony on October 12, 2012, which culminated a week of school-pride and university activities. Other inauguration week events included a day of community service, an evening of song and prayer, a Mass of Thanksgiving, and a softball game and barbecue for faculty, staff, and students.[citation needed]


  • Phil Martelli – Men's basketball coach
  • Pat Cullinan – Men's lacrosse coach
  • Tom Turner – Men's soccer coach
  • Al Laveson – Men's tennis coach
  • Fritz Hamburg – Men's baseball coach

Board of trustees[8][edit]


  • Robert D. Falese, '69, President, CBA&G LLC

Vice Chairs:

  • Daniel J. Hilferty, '78, President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross
  • Edward D. Loughlin, '73, Executive Vice President, SEI Investments
  • Edward W. Moneypenney, '64, CFO (Retired), 7-Eleven, Inc.


  • Lynn B. McKee, '83, Executive Vice President, Human Resources,Aramark, Inc.


  • Robert J. Caruso, '91, Managing Partner & President, Select Equity Group, Inc.
  • A. Bruce Cawley, '67, President, Millennium 3 Management, Inc.
  • Rev. Albert J. DiJulio, S.J., Sabbatical
  • Gerianne Tringali DiPiano, M.B.A. '92, CEO, FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc.
  • Marlene S. Dooner, '83, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Comcast Corporation
  • Rev. Vincent J. Genovesi, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community, Saint Joseph's University
  • Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., '72, Associate Provost for University Centers, Loyola University Chicago, 27th President-elect of Saint Joseph's University
  • Ambassador David F. Girard-diCarlo, '70, Member & Shareholder, Cozen O'Connor
  • John J. Griffin, Jr., '78, Vice President, J.P. Morgan
  • William A. Harvey, Esq., '74, Managing Partner, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
  • Rev. Gregory A. Kalscheur, S.J., Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Michael L. Kempski, '68, Senior Vice President, Beneficial Insurance Services
  • Jamie Maguire, '84, President & CEO, Tokio Marine North America
  • Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr., '81, Chairman & CEO, Haverford Trust Co.
  • Rev. Bruce T. Morrill, S.J., Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
  • Maureen A. O'Connor, '86, Civic Volunteer
  • Hon. Dominic F. Pileggi, '79, State Senator, Senate of Pennsylvania
  • John W. Smithson, '68, M.B.A. '82, Interim President, Saint Joseph's University
  • Dennis R. Suplee, Esq, '64, Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • John J. Swanick, CPA, '82, M.B.A. '86, Partner, Grant Thornton, LLP
  • Sean F. Sweeney, M.B.A. '94, President/Chief Marketing Officer, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Rev. John W. Swope, S.J., President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
  • Denise Viola-Monahan, '85, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank, N.A.
  • Dr. Raymond G. Washington, Jr., '91, General Surgeon, Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, P.A
  • Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., President-emeritus, Marquette University
  • Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., '76, President, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., President, Saint Xavier University

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Dr. Anthony James Joes, PhD – author of Victorious Insurgencies[9] and numerous other works on insurgency and counterinsurgency[10]
  • Dr. Scott McRobert, PhD – Geneticist.[11]
  • Joe Lunardi – ESPN bracketologist
  • Dr. Jodi Mindell – Professor of psychology[12]
  • Dr. Eileen Grogan – Biologist, specializing in evolutionary science.[13]
  • Jeffrey Hyson – Historian and pop-culture expert featured in USA Today[14]
  • Claire Simmers – Author of "Personal Web Usage in the Workplace"[15]
  • Claire Renzetti – Sociologist.[16]


  • James J. Maguire '58 – Donor of $15 million. Maguire Campus is named for him.
  • Maryanne and John R. Post ’60 – Donors of $13.5 million. Post Hall is named for them and the new library will be as well.
  • Brian Duperreault '69 – Donor of $10 million.
  • Michael J. Hagan '85 – Donor of $10 million. Hagan Arena is named for him
  • Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis '69 – Donors of $2.5 million.
  • H.F. Lenfest – Donor of $1 million.


  1. ^ Erbrick profile,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Daniel J. Hilferty, Saint Joseph's University. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers website,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (January 15, 1992). "Glenn Brenner Succumbs to Brain Tumor at 44". Washington Post. 
  5. ^ Anthony Joes profile,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Woolley profile, FDU Magazine Online, vol 17, No. 1, Summer/Fall 2009.
  7. ^ Rev. Cornelius Gillespie, S.J. profile,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Reference to Dr. Anthony James Joes,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Reference to Dr. Anthony James Joes,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  11. ^ Scott McRobert reference,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Can't Sleep? Turn Off the Cell Phone!" (reference to Dr. Jodi Mindell),; accessed September 6, 2014.
  13. ^ "There Are Sharks in Those Hills!",; accessed September 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "Indiana Jones the Hero" by Jeffrey Hyson,;m accessed September 6, 2014.
  15. ^ "March Madness Slams Business" by Claire Simmers,; accessed September 6, 2014.
  16. ^ Not So Different After All (reference to Claire Renzetti),; accessed September 6, 2014.