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Assumption College President Cesareo appointed to National Review Board

Posted By May 31, 2012 | 1:18 pm | Local

Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo has been named to a four-year term on the Washington, D.C.-based National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, effective next month.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of USCCB, made the appointment. The board was established in 2002 as a consultative body charged with reviewing the annual report of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection on the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It is part of the Church’s ongoing efforts to prevent and combat clergy sexual abuse of minors.

“The Catholic Church has taken important steps to protect our children and young people that have put the Church in the forefront of addressing sexual abuse of children and young people,” said Cesareo. “I believe it is critical to have this consultative panel play a key role in advising and supporting the bishops, not only in implementing the Charter but in also enhancing those initiatives that have been put into place in the last decade, and I thank His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, for this appointment.”
Installed as the 16th president of Assumption College  in 2007, Cesareo holds a doctorate in late medieval/early modern European history from Fordham University. He was a Fulbright Scholar and studied at the University of Rome and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Cesareo has held faculty and administrative positions at several other Catholic colleges and universities, including Duquesne University, Pittsburgh; John Carroll University, Cleveland; Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Conn.; and St. John’s University, Jamaica, N.Y. He serves on several boards, including the Sr. Thea Bowman Foundation, Adopt-a-Student Program in the Diocese of Worcester, the St. Bernadette School Advisory Board, Board of Visitors of Worcester Academy and the New England Center for Children.