Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. was a crucial figure in purchasing the millionth book for BC Libraries, a book that is now on display to commemorate his legacy.
When J. Donald Monan was hired as BC’s president, he was so thin that people joked he couldn’t start until he passed a physical, Jack Connors said in an interview.
“The spirit and the essence of J. Donald Monan will thunder through the halls of Boston College for eternity,” said Geoffrey Boisi, a trustee and BC ’69.
A visionary and leading educator, Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., the 24th president of Boston College and its current chancellor, has died at the age of 92.