Press and Media Inquiries
All press and media inquiries, please contact Lesley Sims, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-436-1405.
You may find more extensive information on the following pages:
About William J. Hynes, Ph.D.
William J. Hynes is the 17th president of Holy Names University. He began his service to HNU on August 1, 2010.
A distinguished teacher, scholar, and educational leader, Hynes holds the Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago in the History of Christian Thought, another M.A. in Catholic Theology from Marquette University, his BA from Conception College, and Certificates from both Harvard University and the University of Geneva.
Dr. Hynes has served successfully as President of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at St. Mary’s College of California, and Dean of the College at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He has held faculty appointments at all these institutions and taught undergraduates and graduate students for more than 20 years.
A complete biography of Hynes can be found on the HNU website here »
About the Inaugural Ceremony
The Inauguration will begin with an academic procession of faculty, staff, students, guests and others.
Music will include performances throughout the ceremony by the HNU Chamber Singers, Oakland Interfaith Choir and HNU Students performing the College Hymn during the Recessional.
In addition to President Hynes’ Inaugural address, speakers will include Bishop Salvatore Cordileone and Bishop John Stephen Cummins as well as representatives of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), staff, faculty, alumni and students.
Photos for Press Use
The following photos are available in zipped (compressed) jpg format for download in two sizes, one suitable for print (1200 pixels high), the other for web usage (450 pixels high).
The following high-resolution photos are also available for download in two sets. Please credit the photographer as follows:
Inauguration Photos »
Community Service Day Photos »