St. Bonaventure University

Foster Center Events

The William C. Foster '62 Center for Responsible Leadership at St. Bonaventure University hosts speakers and programs each semester aimed at encouraging and inspiring students and members of the Olean area at large to develop responsible leadership skills that will stay with them throughout their careers. Please return to this site often for news about future Foster Center events.

Upcoming Foster Center events

2024 Spring ConferenceApril 19-20, 2024

Leadership in Catholic Higher Education:
Knowing Our Past to Guide Our Future

This conference will explore the ways in which universities can continue to change and be influential in society. We will rediscover the roots and purpose of higher education, and Catholic higher education in particular, as we look to the future amidst a rapidly changing college and university landscape.

Keynote Speaker
Michael Naughton webMichael Naughton, Ph.D.

Dr. Naughton is director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where he holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies. He also taught in the College of Business for over 20 years. Author, co-author and co-editor of 12 books and monographs and over 60 articles, his most recent book is "What We Hold in Trust: Rediscovering the Purpose of Catholic Higher Education" (2021). Learn more

  • Conference Registration:

    Click the "Register Now" link to register for the conference. Instructions for paying the $125 conference fee are on the registration form.


    Past Foster Center events