List of Saint Joseph's University people

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This is 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, American International Group
  • Francis J. Erbrick – EMS Technologies Board of Directors[1]
  • Andrew von Eschenbach – Acting Chairman of FDA; former Director of the National Cancer Institute; 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 and CEO, Layered Technologies
  • Chris Gheysens (MBA 2005) – President and Chief Executive Officer of Wawa Inc.[2]
  • Michael J. "Mike" Hagan – former Chairman/CEO of NutriSystem, Inc.; Forbes' 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Daniel J. Hilferty III – President and CEO of Independence Blue Cross[3]
  • Michael Jackson – Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of AutoNation, Inc.
  • Patrick D. Mahoney – President & Chief Executive Officer, IEEE GlobalSpec, Inc.[4]
  • 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 Florida Progress Corporation and Oryx Energy Corporation; Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia[5]
  • Mary Lou Quinlan – founder and CEO of 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. He 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. He later stepped 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 Class of 1972 and had served as a trustee since 2006. He 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 to 1907, and again from 1908 to 1909. 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 would continue his role as interim president.[10]

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]


  • Ian Crookenden – men's tennis coach
  • Don D'Ambra – men's soccer coach
  • Fritz Hamburg – men's baseball coach
  • Phil Martelli – men's basketball coach
  • Taylor Wray – men's lacrosse coach

Board of trustees[edit]


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

Vice Chairs:

  • Daniel J. Hilferty, '78, President and 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 and CEO, Tokio Marine North America
  • Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr., '81, Chairman and 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, PA
  • 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]


  • Brian Duperreault '69 – donor of $10 million
  • Michael J. Hagan '85 – donor of $10 million; namesake of Hagan Arena
  • H.F. Lenfest – donor of $1 million
  • James J. Maguire '58 – donor of $15 million; namesake of Maguire Campus
  • Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis '69 – donors of $2.5 million
  • Maryanne and John R. Post '60 – donors of $13.5 million; namesakes of Post Hall and the new library


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