Father Hoff's key accomplishments as Xavier president

From the Cintas Center to higher academic standards, Father Hoff created major changes at the University | July 23, 2004

Accomplishments while leading Xavier include:

• Raising the endowment from $24 million to $86 million.

• Raising $125 million during the Century Campaign.

• Constructing the Cintas Center.

• Constructing the Gallagher Student Center.

• Constructing the Clement and Ann Buenger residence hall.

• Constructing The Commons apartment building.

• Closing of Ledgewood Drive and creation of the residential and academic malls.

• Renovating the West Row buildings: Schmidt, Hinkle and Edgecliff halls.

• Joining the Atlantic 10 Conference for athletics.

• Earning recognition and ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

• Earning recognition from the John Templeton Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges.

• Creating the academic service learning semesters.

• Creating the Brueggeman center for dialogue.

• Creating the doctoral program in psychology.

• Creating the weekend degree program.

• Creating the national alumni association.

• Increasing academic standards of incoming students (SAT scores from 973 to 1134, GPAs from 2.9 to 3.46).