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HAMBURG, N.Y. –Hilbert College President Dr. Michael Brophy has been named a recipient of a 2020 C-Level Executives Award by Buffalo Business First. Dr. Brophy is one of 20 men and women to be selected for this year’s honor.
“I am not surprised that Dr. Brophy was selected for this award,” said Laurie Boreanaz Carra ’81, Chair of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees and an attorney at Independent Health. “His leadership skills are innate – he began to lead before he even stepped foot on Hilbert’s campus, proactively reaching out for input on our challenges and vision from key stakeholders such as students, faculty, and administrators. We are delighted that he is a part of the Hilbert family and look forward to his years of dedication, vision, and
“I am so pleased to see Dr. Brophy’s leadership recognized with the 2020 C- Level Executive Award,” said Richard Hamister, New York Region President at Northwest Bank and a member of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees. “He has been a strong advocate for change during these very uncertain times. Dr. Brophy has pulled the entire Hilbert community together with his strong vision for the future.”
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized with this immensely talented group of individuals,” Dr. Brophy said. “At Hilbert, we strive to build our culture on subsidiarity and solidarity, and we look to our Franciscan values to lead us. To me, this award belongs to all of my colleagues at Hilbert. Time and time again I have been amazed by their dedication to Hilbert.”
The ninth annual awards, which are hosted by Business First and sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP and Northwest Bank, recognize Western New York’s most effective business leaders during a challenging year shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic.According to Buffalo Business First:
Including this year’s class, 182 people have been recognized since the C-Level awards began in 2012.
Dr. Brophy and the other winners will be honored at a virtual awards ceremony on Oct. 15. More information and the full list of winners is available here: https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2020/09/01/business-leaders.html.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With over 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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