Former FBI Agent Makes Donation to Xavier's Criminal Justice Department

Money will be used for scholarships | September 5, 2008


Former FBI agent and Xavier University graduate David L. Lichtenfeld has donated $2,500 to Xavier’s Criminal Justice Department.

The donation is part of the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship which is supported by the Society of Former FBI Agents. Scholarships are awarded annually to colleges chosen by Society members from each of the six regions of the Society and one from the host chapter of the National Convention. The individual members are selected by a random drawing at the Society National Convention. Seven scholarships, in the amount of $2,500 are awarded to the selected colleges.


Lichtenfeld was selected as the representative from the north central region and selected his alma mater of Xavier University to receive the monies.


“It is important to give back,” said Lichtenfeld. “I’m honored to be able to give back to Xavier.” Lichtenfeld earned his Master’s degree in corrections from Xavier in 1982. He retired from the FBI in 1992.

“The Criminal Justice Department is honored by this recognition,” said Criminal Justice Chair Y. Gail Hurst.  Hurst noted this is the first time Xavier’s Criminal Justice Department has been recognized by the Society of Former FBI Agents.


“This is a proud moment for the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education,” said Dean Mark Meyers. “This donation recognizes the fine work of the Criminal Justice Department, the success of a distinguished alumnus, and the power of our continuing partnerships with our alumni. Dave Lichtenfeld continues to set a terrific example for our current students and faculty in the many ways in which he works for and with our community.”


Photo: LtoR: David L. Lichtenfeld (R) presents a certificate to Criminal Justice Chair Y. Gail Hurst.


For more information please contact Debora Del Valle at 513-745-3925.