Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Endowment
Dennis C. Golden is President and Professor of Education at
Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Golden is a native of New York City. He is a former scholarship student-athlete, NFL draftee and United States Marine Corps Captain.
He received his BS from the College of the Holy Cross, his MA from Assumption College, and his Ed.D. from Boston College. During the past thirty-five years, Dr. Golden has served as a Dean, Vice President and President at he College of the Holy Cross, Framingham State College, Duquesne University, University of Louisville, and Fontbonne College. Dr. Golden has also taught courses in leadership and higher education administration. He has served as a campus consultant and a member of numerous accreditation teams. Dr. Golden serves on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, is chair-elect of he Association of Catholic College and Universities, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of R.H. Perry & Associates.
Dr. Golden served as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1988 until 1994. During his tenure is credited with expanding on campus housing, enhancing multicultural affairs, and completing construction of the Student Activities Center. Dr. Golden also established the Division of Student Affairs development initiatives and appointed the first Development Officer.
The Dennis C. Golden Torchbearer Scholarship was named after Dr. Golden in 1994 in recognition of his commitment to students and the Division of Student Affairs. Each year 12 partial tuition scholarships are awarded to students. Four named scholarships fall under the Torchbearer Endowment:
- Dr. Dennis C. Golden Scholarship - general scholarship established in 1999
- Essie Jenkins Scholarship - general scholarship established in 199 and named for Essie Cynthia Burnley Jenkins, 1945 University of Louisville graduate, Queens New York Assemblywoman, librarian, community activist and the first black woman elected to public office in southern Queens.
- Paul Kinney Scholarship - established in 1999 named for former Director Contract Administration at UofL. This scholarship is awarded annually to Outstanding Adult Students.
- Bridgette Pregliasco Scholarship - established in 2004 for former Assistant Vice President for Student Life at UofL from 1995 - 2002. This scholarship is awarded annually to Outstanding Returning Adult Students.