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Kenneth Daly of Port Washington was recently inaugurated as the ninth president of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, Rockland County.

It was a long awaited ceremony, as Daly begin serving as president in July of 2020. However,  the event was held off because of the pandemic. The ceremony and reception were attended by faculty, local officials, students and community members as well as Daly’s family members.

At the ceremony, Daly and his wife Laurie announced a $100,000 founding gift to launch a scholoarship to make education affordable for all students. The scholarship challenge has already secured  $500,000 in matching gifts.

“I am honored to build upon the legacy of our founding Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and my predecessors and to now lead the college into the future,” Daly said in a statement. “The importance of a college education is greater now than ever and we are committed to providing access to affordable education to change the lives of our students.”

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