Statement from CICU Interim Dr. Drew Bogner on the passing of St. Bonaventure University President Dr. Dennis DePerro 

News Date: 3/1/2021

Statement from CICU Interim Dr. Drew Bogner on the passing of St. Bonaventure University President Dr. Dennis DePerro: 

“Dr. Dennis DePerro believed in the power of education and was a champion of students across New York State. His legacy of dedication to higher education in Upstate New York was second to none, including his work at his alma mater, Canisius College, his long tenure at Le Moyne College, and culminating in the presidency of St. Bonaventure University. Dr. DePerro’s vision to build ‘A Bolder Bonaventure’ and the transformative programs he developed throughout the institution, will no doubt leave a lasting impression on the St. Bonaventure community for generations. He will be deeply missed.

“On behalf of New York’s Independent Sector of higher education, we are heartbroken over the loss of such a vital and warm member of our community. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the many students, alumni, and faculty of St. Bonaventure University, Le Moyne College, and Canisius College whose lives he touched.”