Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., Third Assistant Provincial and Secretary of the United States Province, will receive an honorary degree at the 2013 University of Portland spring commencement May 5 and will also speak at the May 4 graduate school commencement..
Br. Donald served as Provost, Dean, Vice President and political science professor at UP during the past 25 years before being appointed Assistant Provincial in June 2012.
Br. Donald is a 1963 Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas. He received a Master’s Degree in American History from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., in 1967; a Master’s in Education in 1969 from the University of Notre Dame; a Master’s in government from Notre Dame in 1979; and a Ph.D., in Government, also from ND, in 1985.
Br. Donald made his Final Vows with Holy Cross on Aug. 16, 1963. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Ore. He was appointed UP’s Academic Vice President in 1996 and Provost in 2002. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and taught history and political science. Br. Stabrowski was Acting President of the University in the summer and fall of 2003. He served for 14 years at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Ind., where he was a professor of American government and history. He is the author of a book on the Polish community of South Bend, Ind. (“South Bend Polonia”). From 1970 to 1974, Br. Stabrowski served as Principal of Holy Trinity High School in Chicago; from 1969 to 1970, Assistant Principal, Archbishop Hoben High School, Akron, Ohio; and from 1963 to 1969, teacher and department head at Cathedral High School, Indianapolis. He also served part-time as an instructor at Purdue University North Central (Westville, Ind.) and St. Francis College (Michigan City, Ind., campus).
More information on the University of Portland’s graduation is available on its website.