Dennis Brown | May 6, 2015
Two Congregation of Holy Cross priests at the University of Notre Dame will serve as speakers at commencement ceremonies at two Catholic colleges this month.
Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, will be the featured speaker and receive an honorary degree at the 176th commencement ceremony May 23 at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.
Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology and director of immigration initiatives in the Institute for Latino Studies, will speak at two commencement ceremonies May 17 at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania.
Father Lies has served in his current role for three years. He previously was the executive director of the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame from 2002-2012. He also teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a fellow of the University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. His teaching and research focus on human rights, religion and politics in Latin America and the politics of poverty.