An unwavering advocate for St. Francis College and its community, SFC President Brendan J. Dugan has died at the age of 69.

Dugan had served as SFC’s 18th President since 2008. He brought with him his experience as a member on the college’s board of trustees over 16 years, two of which he served as chairman.

He was an alumnus of the St. Francis College class of 1968. In an interview following his inauguration, President Dugan said, “When I look at our students, it’s as though I’m looking at myself in a mirror 40 years ago.” Coming from humble beginnings, he saw St. Francis College as an opportunity to do more.

Having earned his degree, Dugan spent four decades in banking with jobs at numerous financial organizations. Throughout this experience, he never lost sight of the college that helped him along the way. President Dugan, as a member of the board of trustees, was integral in completing the “Campaign for Big Dreams”— a $40 million dollar project that provided students with amenities such as the Genovesi Athletic Center, the Academic Center, and the Eileen C. Dugan Life Sciences Center.

Throughout his years as President, St. Francis College has continued to thrive. This is thanks to his dedication to and love for the college. “It’s clear that St. Francis College is much more than a viable alternative;” said President Dugan, “it’s an excellent first choice.” Thanks to his vast contributions, prospective students will continue to choose St. Francis College for years to come.

A wake honoring President Dugan will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at Scotto Funeral Home:
106 1st Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11231

The funeral will be held on Friday at 10:30am at St. Mary Star of the Sea:
467 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231