Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a member of our national advisory board since soon after our founding, passed away on February 26 at age 97. President of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, Rev. Hesburgh was one of the nation’s most influential figures in education, civil rights, and other national and international affairs.
Father Ted was dedicated to peace, justice, and equal rights. His accomplishments were many, as this tribute from the University of Notre Dame shares, and he was a great person. We were honored to have his support and expressions of appreciation.