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Civilain Advisory Committee

Civilian Advisory Committee Identification badge of Reverend Edward V. Stanford, O.S.A., LL.D

Besides serving on the Secretary of the Navy’s Civilian Advisory Committee, Father Stanford, Villanova’s president and renowned Augustinian educator, was also one of twelve college presidents selected by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to formulate the Navy V-12 Program. This program, which brought hundreds of trainees to the Villanova campus, was instrumental in keeping the college solvent during World War II.

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