Office of the President

Message from the President

Dear Barry University Alumni,

During these unprecedented and trying times, I hope we can all take some time this Holy Week for prayer, reflection and perspective. I encourage you to look to your faith and our Barry community as a source of much-needed support in the face of this global pandemic and the many hardships it brings.

Our theme for this year, “Transforming Lives for a Greater Tomorrow,” has never been more relevant. At Barry, making the world a better, kinder, and safer place is central to our mission. I am heartened daily by the numerous stories of members from our community rising to the occasion and coming to the aid of others. Our resilience and innovation will get us through this difficult period, and it is my sincere hope that we find ourselves on the other side of this global tragedy stronger and with a renewed appreciation for the values that we hold dear.

Cor Jesu Chapel has been an anchor of our community and the heart of campus since our founding. While I’m disappointed we won’t be able to celebrate Easter mass there, our Campus Ministry team has put together a wonderful collection of daily reflections, music and readings on Facebook. I encourage you to follow them at BUCampusMinistry for daily inspiration.

I pray each of you can find ways to bring peace and comfort into your daily routines, and the holiday brings renewal and strength.

Wishing our entire Barry University community good health and a Happy Easter and Passover season!


Mike Allen, Ph.D.

Mike Allen, Ph.D.