President Brian Casey to Receive Notre Dame's Harvey G. Foster Award

President Brian Casey to Receive Notre Dame's Harvey G. Foster Award

October 15, 2010

37490October 15, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame is presenting Brian W. Casey, a 1985 graduate of that institution and the 19th president of DePauw University, with its Harvey G. Foster Award.  Dr. Casey is being honored for his distinguished involvement in civic and university initiatives. The Notre Dame Alumni Association will present the award at tomorrow's game between the Fighting Irish and Western Michigan.

"A New Jersey native, Mr. Casey made quite the impact as a student in South Bend," notes the citation. "An elected member of Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society that celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, Mr. Casey graduated from Notre Dame summa cum laude with degrees in philosophy and economics. Additionally, he received the Economics Award, which is conferred on a student who earns the highest grade point average in that subject. 86724In his 'spare' time at Notre Dame, Mr. Casey served as captain of Notre Dame’s varsity swim team and earned the University’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor his senior year."

Casey later earned a law degree from Stanford University Law School, where he was a member and article editor of the Stanford Law Review and graduated with honors.  He worked for a law firm, but then returned to the classroom earning a Ph.D in the history of American civilization from Harvard University.

8709Dr. Casey began working in academics at Brown University, where he served as an assistant provost. He next returned to Harvard, where he became associate dean for academic affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 

On February 21, 2008, Casey was introduced as DePauw's nineteenth president, and assumed the post on July 1 of that year. The Foster Award states, "Nationally recognized as one of America’s top liberals arts colleges, DePauw is a selective university with a distinctive approach that links intellectual rigor with life’s work. Its student body consists of 2,398 students from 45 states and 24 countries."