Father Hoff's key accomplishments as Xavier president
From the Cintas Center to higher academic standards, Father Hoff created major changes at the University
07/23/04Accomplishments 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).