Brother Patrick Ellis
, a brother of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
, also known as the De LaSalle Christian Brothers
. He was the 13th president of The Catholic University of America
(CUA) in Washington, D.C.
from 1992-1998 and president of LaSalle University
in Philadelphia, PA
from 1977-1992. In his tenure as LaSalle president, Ellis doubled the size of the campus and oversaw the building of new residence halls and a new modernized library. While president he continued to teach English literature courses as he had during his 30 years as a professor at LaSalle.
The Catholic University of America has named the Brother Patrick Ellis Chair in Education in his honor.
Ellis began teaching in 1951. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 while also teaching at West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys.
Biography at LaSalle University