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Past Bellarmine Presidents

Monsignor Alfred F. Horrigan

Known widely as the founding president of Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University), Monsignor Alfred F. Horrigan also was well known and respected as a parish priest and as a human rights advocate. Because he touched so many lives, Msgr. Horrigan leaves many legacies, but is remembered by all who knew him for his kindness, intelligence, and eloquence. Read more here.

Dr. Eugene V. Petrik

In 1973, Dr. Eugene V. Petrik became Bellarmine College's second president. When Dr. Petrik took the helm at Bellarmine, the college was in a period of declining enrollment and financial peril. Over the next several years, Dr. Petrik energized the college, expanded it significantly and built it into one of the region's leading private colleges. Read more here.

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