JOLIET –The University of St. Francis (USF) in Joliet will honor retiring Lewis University President James Gaffney during its spring commencement on May 16.
Gaffney, now in his 27th year as president, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University. He will be honored during the afternoon commencement exercises for students receiving bachelor’s degrees.
Active in more than a dozen organizations, Gaffney chairs the Community Foundation of Will County and serves as a member and former chair of the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities.
A board member and former chairman for the South Metropolitan Regional Higher Education Consortium and for the Great Lakes Valley Athletic Conference, Gaffney also chairs the Lasallian Association of College and University Presidents.
For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.