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St. Bonaventure University names three new members to Board of Trustees

Jun 29, 2023

Three alumni who’ve had distinguished professional careers have been named to the Board of Trustees at St. Bonaventure University.

At their May Board meeting, trustees approved the appointments of Donna Burden, Esq., ’84, Joe Davis, ’79, and Mark Mulhern, ’82. They will be officially sworn in at the Board of Trustees meeting on campus in September.

“I can’t thank the Nomination and Board Governance Committee enough for their diligent efforts in the search process for new trustees,” said Michael Hickey, ’84, Board chair. “I look forward to the wisdom and perspective Donna, Joe and Mark will lend to our Board.”

Burden is a founding member of the Buffalo law firm of Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC.

Davis is the retired managing director of Morgan Stanley Fund Services.

Mulhern retired in 2022 as the chief financial officer of Highwoods Properties Inc., an office-focused real estate investment trust headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

For complete biographies of the new trustees, click here.

At the May meeting, trustees saluted the service of Bill Lawley, who stepped down from the Board after completing his third three-year term.

“Bill will be deeply missed, not only for his insight and willingness to speak candidly when we needed to hear it, but also for his good nature and great sense of humor,” Hickey said.

Hickey, Carol Schumacher and Steve Barry (vice chairs), and Fr. Dan Horan, O.F.M., (secretary) were re-elected to the executive committee of the Board.


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.