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August 11, 2016

John Sexton Returns Home to SFC

Lecture Series on Religion, Government & Baseball


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Before he was President of NYU, leading that university on a journey of citywide and international growth, Dr. John Sexton first taught for and chaired the Religious Studies Department at St. Francis College. Now, he returns to Brooklyn Heights for the Dr. John Sexton Lecture Series with a focus on Religion, Government & Baseball.

Dr. Sexton, NYU President Emeritus, will hold his first talk Tuesday, September 20. All lectures take place on a Tuesday night from 6:00pm to 7:30pm with a cocktail reception following.

The final lecture focuses on his book, Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game. All audience members will receive a copy of the book and the opportunity to get it signed by Dr. Sexton.

Lecture Dates:

  • September 20
  • October 25
  • November 29
  • February 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017
  • April 25, 2017

The Dr. John Sexton Religion, Government & Baseball Lecture Series is a fundraiser for St. Francis College scholarships. The

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cost for the entire series is $1,000. For those who only want to attend the "Baseball As a Road to God" Lecture on April 25, the cost is $500.

Register now at

For more information on the series contact the Office of Development at (718) 489-5361 or [email protected].


John Sexton served as the 15th President of NYU from 2002 to 2015. In January 2016, he was succeeded by Andrew Hamilton and became President Emeritus.

During his presidency, NYU was noted for the single largest expansion of tenured and tenure-track arts and science faculty in its history; creating an unrivaled global academic network, including the opening of successful degree-granting campuses in Abu-Dhabi and Shanghai; restoring engineering after a 40 year absence; the advancement of NYU's medical center; record gains in student admission; record fundraising; the creation of important new academic programs; an unprecedented period of faculty and student honors; and key capital investments and long-range planning.

From 1966 to 1975, he taught religion at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, where he was chair of the Religious Studies Department.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.


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