List of La Salle University people

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This List of La Salle University people includes alumni, faculty, presidents, and other individuals associated with La Salle University.


  • Note: Individuals may be listed in more than one category.

Government, law, and public policy[edit]

Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia (2016 - present)




Fine arts[edit]


Peter Boyle

Journalism and media[edit]



American football[edit]



Tom Gola's number 15 is retired by La Salle University. The Tom Gola Arena is named after him.


La Salle Olympians, who have won a total of six medals (four gold, and two bronze) in 11 Olympic Games.


Men's basketball head coaches[edit]

Head Coach Tenure
Ken Loeffler 1949–1955
Tom Gola 1968–1970
Paul Westhead 1970–1979
William "Speedy" Morris 1986–2001
Billy Hahn 2001–2004
John Giannini 2004–present

University Presidents[edit]

President Tenure
Brother Teliow 1863
Brother Oliver 1863–1872
Brother Noah 1872–1875
Brother Joachim of Mary 1875–1876
Brother Stephen of Jesus 1876–1878
Brother Romuald 1878–1883
Brother Clementian 1883–1885
Brother Fabrician 1885–1887
Brother Isidore John 1887–1889
Brother Abraham of Jesus 1889–1890
Brother Isidore John 1890–1900
Brother Wolfred of Mary 1900–1903
Brother Abdas John 1903–1911
Brother Denis Edward 1911–1917
Brother Ennodius Richard 1917–1922
Brother Galbert Lucian 1922–1925
Brother Dorotheus Lewis 1925–1928
Brother Elzear Alfred 1928–1932
Brother Edwin Anselm 1932–1941
Brother Emilian James 1941–1945
Brother Dominic Luke 1945
Brother Gregorian Paul 1945–1952
Brother Erminus Stanislaus 1952–1958
Brother Daniel Bernian 1958–1969
Brother Daniel Burke 1969–1976
Brother Patrick Ellis 1977–1992
Brother Joseph Burke 1992–1998
Mr. Nicholas Giordano 1998–1999 (interim)
Brother Michael McGinniss 1999–2014[1]
Dr. James Gallagher 2014-2015 (interim)
Dr. Colleen Hanycz 2015–present


  1. ^ Shelly, Jared (21 May 2013). "La Salle president stepping down". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 21 May 2013.