Niagara University Establishes Brennan Center For Language, Culture And Leadership
Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community.
As another spoke of Niagara University’s umbrella of outreach, the Center for Language, Culture and Leadership will embrace the richness of culture and language of Niagara’s students, faculty and communities, and extend the university’s Vincentian mission to agencies that serve refugee, migrant and immigrant populations.
It is also expected that the center will cultivate leadership opportunities among both students and professionals in addressing global needs and providing innovative experiences for those preparing to be teachers of English as a second language.
“In keeping with our Vincentian identity, the Center for Language, Culture and Leadership will focus on leading, learning and serving,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University. “The portfolio of services and programs facilitated through the center will provide a continuum of English language learning. As part of the process, we will build interdisciplinary connections between teaching and learning that will augment services to international students and their families.”