Fifth President of Chaminade University to Be Remembered

A Mass of Remembrance will be held at Chaminade University, on Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Mystical Rose Oratory for Father David Schuyler, S.M. 

Father David Schuyler, S.M. [Marianist] died peacefully in Cupertino, California, on November 19, 2012. Born on December 14, 1932, in Pomona, California, Fr. Schuyler was 79 years old and had been a religious for 61 years.

Fr. Dave was a canon lawyer and a skilled administrator who served in numerous positions for the Marianists as well as for several Catholic dioceses.  Shortly after receiving his doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, he served Chaminade College [now Chaminade University of Honolulu] as assistant professor of theology, executive vice president and academic dean. In 1967, he was named the assistant chancellor and later chancellor and official of the Marriage Tribunal for the Diocese of Honolulu.  For several years he served as vice president of Chaminade University of Honolulu and was appointed fifth president of the university in 1977.  Among his accomplishments during his five years in leadership at the university included the establishment of the Chaminade Board of Regents, a major renovation of Eiben Hall, and the complete renovation of the old Maurice J. Sullivan Library in Henry Hall.

All are welcome to join the university community in a Mass of Remembrance for Fr. Schuyler on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 10 a.m., at the Mystical Rose Oratory on the Chaminade campus, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 9681, which is its main campus. It also has nine satellite locations around Oahu. Chaminade University is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and looks forward to increased opportunities to promote environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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