Monday, July 26, 2004

Remembering A Great Man and Priest

This post is a little delayed, but as a Xavier University Alumni, we have lost a truly great person.  Last Friday, the former president of XU, Fr. James Hoff, S.J., lost his battle with cancer.  He truly was a remarkable man.  His vision is what has made Xavier what it is today.  He took the school from being unnoticed to a top 10 school in the Midwest.

As president of the Student Government Association, I had the privilege to work with Fr. Hoff on many projects that affected the student body.  He always found time for his students, no matter what your concern was.  I truly believe that there are not enough ways to remember him on XU’s campus.  Statues and buildings remembering his legacy will do for now.

Thank you Fr. Hoff for making such an incredible impact on my life during college and for always caring about the University and its greater good.

Several articles were written over the weekend regarding his legacy.  I encourage you to take the time and read what he did for this (once) tiny Mid-Western school.

Xavier's Fr. Hoff Dies
Hoff Leaves Legacy of Inspiration
James Hoff Led Xavier's Rebirth

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