Thomas Looney

Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministry at King's College

Thomas Looney

Thomas Looney

Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministry at King's College

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Rev. Thomas P. Looney, C.S.C. '82, M.Div., Ph.D.

Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplin, King's College
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Father Looney, former Provincial of the Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers, now serves as the Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplain at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior to his service in provincial administration, he served as the vice-president for Mission at Stonehill College, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty at King's College and as an associate professor of systematic theology and as chair of the Department of Theology at King's College.

A student and scholar of the Rev. Basil Moreau (1799-1873), he serves a member of the provincial council of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers. He is a popular homilist and retreat director, giving missions in parishes and retreats to members of religious congregations.

A member of the board of directors of the Father Patrick Peyton Centre in Attymass, County Mayo, Ireland, and of Renew International, Fr. Looney was elected a Stonehill trustee in 2001, a position he held until 2007. He served as an ex officio member of the board of trustees during his tenure as provincial superior and was subsequently re-elected in 2011. His publications have appeared in One in Christ, Ecumenical Trends, Review for Religious, and Pastoral Life.

A magna cum laude graduate of Stonehill with a B.A. in psychology, Fr. Looney received a M.Div. from the University of S1. Michael's College at the Toronto School of Theology in 1986. Ordained to the priesthood in 1987, he was awarded a Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in 1998.

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President at Stonehill College

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Former President at University of Portland

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President at Alvernia University

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Ph.D.
Class of 1998

The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a private university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is a pontifical university of the Catholic Church in the United States and the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center following approval by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. It has been called one of the 25 most underrated colleges in America, one of the nation's best colleges by the Princeton Review, "one of the most eco-friendly universities in the country," and has been recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society.

M.Div
Class of 1986

The University of St. Michael’s College is a Catholic institution of higher learning that is federated with the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research universities. Committed to the pursuit of knowledge, meaning and truth, St. Michael’s is a dynamic centre where Catholic intellectual life thrives in a context of academic freedom and rigorous debate. St. Michael’s was founded in 1852 by Bishop Armande de Charbonnel, the second Bishop of Toronto, who entrusted the school to his childhood teachers—the Basilian Fathers of Annonay, France—in 1853. The University would continue to grow, becoming a leading centre of international scholarship within a century of its founding.

B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude

Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student:faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,300 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

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Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministry
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PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION ENABLING THEM TO LEAD MEANINGFUL & SATISFYING LIVES.

Vice President for Mission
Prior

Stonehill is a selective Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student:faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages over 2,300 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

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