In Memoriam: Former SHU President Robert Preston

News Story: August 1, 2011

Dear Sacred Heart University Community,  

Former SHU President,
Dr. Robert Preston

We received word that former Sacred Heart University President Robert Preston passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 80. He served as President here from 1986 to 1988 and left his mark on the University as one of only six people to hold that position to date.
Dr. Preston also served as president of Belmont Abbey College from 1995 to 2001. It is a place he deeply loved and remained devoted to even after he retired to North Carolina. Plans are in the works to hold a mass and burial there, and the family has asked that donations in his memory be made to the Robert Preston Family Scholarship Fund at Belmont Abbey.
Please join me in remembering Dr. Preston’s wife Helen, their children and the rest of their family in your prayers.  For more information on his life, please visit this link.

With warm regards,

John J. Petillo, Ph.D.