Presentation of the
Barbara Ellen Black, D.P.S.
Barbara Ellen Black received her M.A. in History from St. John’s
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1962. She is currently
Executive Director of the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic College and
University Consortium, an organization of nine Catholic
institutions, including St. John’s, that are committed to programs
that strengthen their Catholic identity and promote greater
academic, cultural and leadership opportunities for students.
A lifelong senior administrator at institutions including Georgian
Court University, Fordham University, Dowling College, Molloy
College and Hunter College, she is the author of numerous papers
and publications on topics related to higher education. She is a
member of the Board of The Partnership for Global Justice, a
non-governmental organization with an active voice in the United
Nations. Tonight, in celebration of her outstanding commitment to
higher education and on the 50th anniversary of her graduation, St.
John’s University proudly presents the Pietas Medal to Barbara
May 18, 2012