President Archives

ICE Guidance and International Students

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has issued the following statement regarding the guidance for international students released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, July 6. We stand in support with AJCU and our fellow Jesuit institutions to change this proposal so that it does not adversely affect any international students, who are an […]

Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold DACA

While encouraged by Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a program which protected 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, our work is not finished. Saint Peter’s will join its fellow Jesuit colleges and universities to work with Congress to push for a clean DREAM Act, designed to provide […]


Today, Juneteenth, marks the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. While celebrated since the late 1800s, there has been a resurgence of discussion and interest surrounding the date given the recent nationwide protests over the tragic and senseless deaths of Black men and women. My hope is that you […]

My Thoughts on the Killing of George Floyd and Racism in America

The horrific killing of George Floyd has been just the most recent example of violence against people of color in our country. The brutality captured on video is vivid evidence that the disease of racism that has infected our country is enduring and structural. Unlike the current virus we are all contending with, this disease […]

President Eugene Cornacchia, Ph.D., Virginia Bender, Ph.D., and David Surrey, Ph.D. Present at the 30th Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Conference

Virginia Bender, Ph.D., special assistant to the president for institutional planning; Eugene Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University; and David Surrey, Ph.D., chair of the sociology department presented at the 30th Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference in San Antonio last week. The presentation was titled, “Post Title V Grant: A Retrospective and […]

Chasing the Dragon Documentary

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University welcomes the crowd at a prescription drug abuse and heroin prevention training and information session, which was held at Saint Peter’s on Tuesday, September 13. The session featured a panel discussion and a screening of the documentary, Chasing the Dragon. To watch the FBI and DEA […]

Remembering Rev. L. Edward Glynn, S.J., 19th president of Saint Peter’s University

It is with deep regret and sadness that I share that Rev. L. Edward Glynn, S.J., 19th president of Saint Peter’s University, passed away peacefully yesterday at home in the Maryland Province’s Colombiere Jesuit Community. Further details regarding arrangements will be shared once available. During his tenure as president from 1978 to 1990, Fr. Glynn […]

A Special Message from the President

Dear students, faculty, staff and administrators, The tragic earthquake and devastating loss of life that occurred in Nepal on Saturday have deeply saddened the world community. With so many students and recent graduates of Saint Peter’s who hail from Nepal, this tragedy has a profound impact on our own community. Our thoughts and prayers are […]

Verizon FIOS1 News

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December 20, 2013 The Verizon FIOS1 News team visited Saint Peter’s University on December 20 and interviewed Dr. Cornacchia regarding Governor Christie’s plans to sign the DREAM Act into law. The segment aired on the 5:00 p.m. news that evening and included the interview with Dr. Cornacchia as well as multiple scenes from the University’s campus.    View the […]