Who wouldn’t want to have Dick Cavett MC a dinner honoring them?
I mean, Dick Cavett.
Well, retiring Iona College President Brother James Liguori will get the honor on Friday at Iona’s 50th Annual Trustee Dinner. The black tie event will be at the Waldorf.
Also scheduled to be on hand: “American Pie” maker (and Iona alum) Don McLean; Dick Gephardt; former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney; Westchester’s own Rob Astorino; Cardinal Ed Egan; and others.
Not a bad supporting cast for Br. Liguori, who has been president of Iona for 17 years. And Dick Cavett at the mike.
I recently wrote about Liguori being the last of a string of Christian Brothers to serve as president. Incoming President Robert Nyre is a layman. There simply aren’t as many Christian Brothers — or Catholic brothers, period — as there used to be.
It’s a changing of the guard for New Rochelle’s Catholic colleges.