Ave Maria University granted official 'Catholic' status
October 07, 2011
Ave Maria University has been officially recognized as a Catholic university by Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida.
Established in 2003 by Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, Ave Maria has emphasized its strong commitment to the Catholic faith from its earliest days. But Bishop Dewane—who has sat on the university’s board since 2009—had been cautious about granting the school official recognition, apparently because of concerns about the university’s administrative leadership.
Jim Towey, the new president of Ave Maria, expressed his gratitude to Bishop Dewane for “his confidence in our future.”
- Ave Maria Receives Official Recognition as a Catholic University (National Catholic Register)
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